Thursday, December 8, 2011

David wins first Match at Copa Almirante Brown Exhibition

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UpdateII
David has won his first match at the Copa Almirante Brown, defeating Nicolas Massu 6-4, 6-0. As in the end, there was no stream after all, I can't tell you anything about this match. But maybe we'll get another chance to see David tomorrow, when he'll be playing the final against Juan "Pico" Monaco (who beat Juan Ignacio Chela in the first match of the day). This new edition of what was already last year's final will take place tomorrow, at 5.30pm local (8.30pm GMT/ 3.30pm EST)



(Olé)
Only two days have gone by since David arrived at the Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires and then took a private plane on to Córdoba. But it was hardly more than a brief stopover that he got at home in Unquillo as today already sees him back in Buenos Aires. Or rather, in Burzaco, in the Buenos Aires province. There, at the tennis club San Albano, the third edition of the Copa Almirante Brown exhibition, played on hardcourt, starts today (the photo to the right is from the official presentation of the event).

In the first "semifinal" match of the day (3pm local), Juan Monaco will face Juan Ignacio Chela. And afterwards, at around 4.30pm local (7.30pm GMT/2.30pm EST), David will play against Nicolas Massu. Who, by the way, was also David's opponent in his first exhibition match after hip surgery, almost exactly two years ago.
The winners of today's matches will meet in tomorrow's final.

Last year, David took part in the Copa Almirante Brown for the first time and won it. Though it has to be said that this event really isn't all that serious. Still, the matches will be broadcasted live on Argentine TV. Edit: And just like last year, there's a stream for it (link in the sidebar).

Update
Looks like I spoke too soon... The last remaining stream just switched to football. I'll try to find another one but I can't promise you anything. If anyone finds a stream - please post it in the comments.

Apart from that, there's also news from the other and much bigger exhibition that David is going to play next week, the Copa Peugeot Argentina de Tenis, or simply Copa Argentina (December 15-18), held at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club and traditionally part of David's off-season.
Juan Monaco and James Blake have withdrawn and their places in the six-player draw will be taken by Juan Carlos Ferrero and Fernando Gonzalez. So the complete and truly international field now looks like this: David, Eduardo Schwank, Gael Monfils, Marcos Baghdatis, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Fernando Gonzalez.

23 comments:

  1. Thank you very much Julia!
    Hopefully streams work, there can't be enough of David :-)
    For Monaco/Chela stream works, they have better weather than we have here ;-)

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  2. Well, you can never be sure with justin.tv. But I guess at least one of those three will still be around to show David's match. :)
    And yeah, the weather is better. Slightly...

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  3. That is true with justin.tv :-)!
    Monaco won right now, so we will see what's happening...

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  4. Two are gone - but one remains.

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  5. Now they are all gone..

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  6. Yeah... I thought that last one would show it, they often show tennis. But not today, it seems.

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  7. Not nice, came back with my good night tea and saw soccer... looking for a stream, too, but for now I didn't see one...

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  8. Can't find anything, either...

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  9. Apparently, David leads 3-0 in the first. Maybe we'll get to see him tomorrow (football permitting).

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  10. Oh that sounds great!
    Is someone twittering the score?

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  11. I hope they'll keep it up... lol

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  12. Yes, no soccer scores please ;-)

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  13. And David takes the first set, 6-4.

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  14. Yay! Good David, vamos!

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  15. Another 3-0 start - increasing our chances for tomorrow.

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  16. Hopefully he can hold it this time.

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  17. 5:0 for David, with Massu serving

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  18. Sorry that post above was me :-)

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  19. Wonderful that David won and I keep everything crossed that there will be a stream tomorrow!

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  20. Yeah - I can only hope we'll have better luck tomorrow.

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