Thursday, July 7, 2011

Davis Cup Update - Argentina in the Lead, David on the Road

Ashes from the Chilean volcano Puyehe made it impossible for David to get to Buenos Aires and the Parque Roca in time for the first two rubbers. But when he'll take his place courtside to follow the doubles tomorrow, he'll do so knowing that it might already be the decisive rubber of this tie.
After the first day, Argentina leads 2-0, thanks to the victories of Juan Monaco (who beat Andrey Golubev 6-3, 6-0, 6-4) and Juan Martin Del Potro (who defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2, 6-1, 6-2).

While those matches were being played, and after his flight from Córdoba had been cancelled because of the volcano ash, David was on the way to Buenos Aires - by car. He didn't manage to get to the Parque Roca in time for today's rubbers but while he was still on the road, he gave a phone interview to TyC Sports, the Argentine TV channel that broadcasts the Davis Cup, and said that he'll take up training again in a couple of days.
I did physical training and also a lot of rehabilitation but the first time I'm going to pick up a racquet again and play a little bit of tennis will be next Monday.
(Source; photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images)
But first of all, Argentina's quarterfinal tie continues tomorrow.
With the doubles and with David at the Parque Roca.

Update (08/07)
Argentina is through to the semifinal after Eduardo Schwank and Juan Ignacio Chela beat Evgeny Korolev and Juriy Schukin 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to win the decisive third rubber.
David was at the Parque Roca for the match though halfway through it, he left his place courtside for a while to hold a press conference. More about that tomorrow.

16 comments:

  1. Sounds good that hes gonna be on the courts in a few days,good choice not to play,if it was Spain or Serbia today but Kazakhstan I would leave to the younger guys.

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  2. Yes, only a few days until David starts training - that sounds positive. :)

    I also agree with Adrian's point about David leaving the others to manage this tie without him. But hey! - Chela isn't younger! ;)

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  3. When he starts training on Monday than has he about 3 weeks for prepare instead of 1 week that we expected?

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  4. Are there any fotos or videos showing David?

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  5. There are but that will have to wait until tomorrow, sorry.

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  6. YAY! Argentina storms into semifinals with a 3-0 victory :D
    David was the lucky charm today, for sure :)
    Saw him just one time :( he looked relaxed and happy to support his teammates.

    Now I begin to worry about what has worried Julia weeks ago : Argentina flying to Serbia if Serbia wins...

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  7. It will be difficult at serbian fans. When David starts training on monday than he will be ready for Washington. Good that during his injury he didn't have to miss any ATP tournament. And Argentina had no problems with Kazhakstan without him.
    Will there finally be a Davis Cup match with Argentina where both David and Juan play in a team? lol

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  8. the serbia tie will be so difficult. If hypothetically, David and Delpo win their non-djokovic rubbers, they will have to win the doubles, but we know that one is in their favorite.

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  9. I don't see the Nalbandian vs Djokovic match as a bye for Djokovic when David if David is fit and in top form which is good possible when he doesn't get injured again until that tournament

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  10. I mention 2 things, "Davis Cup" and "Top player as opponent" XD

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  11. I doubt Dokovic will be playing the tie,since he will most likely win the US Open or at least go very far and will probably pull out,if it was in Argentina he wouldnt play 100%.

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  12. u r right Adrian, I had forgotten about that. He already did it last year.

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  13. well, i think djokovic will play no matter what, its the nature of Serbs.Djokovic is like Nalbandian when it comes to DC, except that he doesnt play a rubber when he knows the other player can do it.

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  14. Noubar, when it comes to Davis Cup nobody is like Nalbandian XD
    but Novak likes the "team" tournament too. He will only play if he thinks that he can play better in the form he will be than his teammate who would replace him.

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  15. Yes, surely Djokovic will play if he's fit - Serbia will want and expect its best possible team in a semi-final, especially as they are the Cup defenders.

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  16. I suspect Serbia will choose indoor hard,all Argentina needs is one win over Dokovic,Im 100% sure Delpo and David will take care of either Troicki or Tipsarevic both times.The doubles I think go to Serbia.Its gonna be close.Also rooting for France in the other SF,they would then have to come to Argentina.

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