Saturday, November 26, 2011

First Training at La Cartuja

After David and the rest of the Argentine team arrived in Sevilla yesterday evening, today the first training sessions of both the Argentine and the Spanish team took place at La Cartuja stadium.
In the case of Argentina, this meant an hour and a half of hitting practice, with David, Juan Martin del Potro and Juan Monaco taking turns on the centre court (further clips here and here), while Juan Ignacio Chela, Eduardo Schwank and hitting partner Facundo Bagnis practiced on the training court that has also been installed at the stadium.

Meanwhile, on the Spanish side Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco practiced doubles against Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, the hitting partner that the Spanish team has brought to Sevilla. And while after his semifinal defeat at the World Tour Final today, David Ferrer will now join the team as soon as possible, Rafael Nadal has already arrived in Sevilla. Spain's #1 also trained at La Cartuja today, though he still had time for a little chat with David and Juan Monaco, as can be seen in this clip.
Edit: Lots of photos from today now on the Photo Page.

(Aníbal Greco/La Nacion)