Friday, December 9, 2011

Copa Almirante Brown - And the Winner is: Pico

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Edit: Tamar's photos from the match and the trophy ceremony you can view here.

Update
Last year, David beat Pico in the final of this event. This time, Pico beat David 6-3, 6-3.
It was a typical exhibition match, with both players not trying to run down each and every ball but still treating the crowd to a couple of spectacular rallies. In the fourth game of the second set there was a brief shock moment when Pico stumbled and twisted his ankle a little. But he was able to continue playing, seemingly without any problems. The much more general and lasting "shock element" in this match was David's serve perfomance, including a double fault count in the double digits... We'll see what it's going to be like next week, at the Copa Argentina.


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Yesterday, that was pretty much all we got to see of him - David walking onto the court at the club San Albano and then getting ready for his first match against Nicolas Massu. But just before the match itself began all available streams switched to football...

Let's hope that today we'll have a bit more luck and that there'll be a chance to watch the final of the Copa Almirante Brown - David against Pico Monaco.

Edit: The match is under way and for the moment at least there are streams (links in the sidebar).

22 comments:

  1. I keep everything crossed that the streams stay...

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  2. Yeah - but so far it's looking good.

    And I think it's safe to say that Pico looks more sharp than David does... :)

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  3. Yes, true. Hopefully he steps up a bit...

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  4. But not looking so good for David at the moment...

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  5. It's just a small exho. A chance for the fans to see him. ;)

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  6. Yep, very happy that the stream works and we get to see a bit of him! Even if I don't take it too serious I'd love to see him winning :-)At least it shouldn't be over to fast so we get to see more of him ;-)

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  7. Somehow I think he'd be fine with the match not taking that long... Anyway, Copa Argentina still ahead and with a great field, this year. I'm looking forward to it.

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  8. That could be!
    The field of CA is really looking good! Feña Gonzalez is playing, too, my second fave after David :-) So I'm also very excited.

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  9. Same here. David and then Feña. :)

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  10. It's only an exho but his serve...

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  11. For David's serve every tournament should be Davis Cup..

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  12. Still, having only just come back from Spain and playing on a different surface (and in summer now instead of winter) - can't be easy.

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  13. grrr too bad I missed out on the final :(

    it's great to see David all smiling, looks like he really enjoys playing exhos in Argentina :)

    hope there'll be some streams for Copa Argentina!

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  14. It was tough for sure to switch from Davis Cup and the relative cold weather to the warm weather of Buenos Aires and an hard court. But they really seemed to have fun and both are smiling so much on the pics of trophy ceremony.

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  15. German team has chosen clay...

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  16. I hope he gave this match away if not then i am very worried for the upcoming season
    Monaco is an average player with all do respect

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  17. It was an exho David played for the fans. On a different surface, in very different conditions, only a couple of days after returning from Sevilla...

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  18. Germanys best choise may be gras

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  19. That the tie will be played on clay has been official since the first day of the DC final.
    I've never seen an indoor grass court before. Not sure it would work.

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  20. No, it has a retractable roof that only gets closed if it's raining.

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