The rankings after the Australian Open are out and
David has moved up one spot to #86.
Today, the tennis world may still revolve around Melbourne and the impending final of the Australian Open. But for David, it will soon revolve around the picturesque little town pictured here - Bamberg.
Probably next Friday, the Argentine team will be on its way to Germany for the first round of the Davis Cup.
For David, it's going to be the first tie under the captain he wanted for this job for years, his former coach
Martin Jaite. Who, despite his experience as player, coach and tournament director is new to this job and also to this kind of scenario, unlike his players:
It's not the players who are making their debut here, it's the captains [Jaite and his vice-captain Zabaleta]. (Source.)In the same interview Jaite also said that although he's of course aware of the pressure it means to play for Argentina, he still wants the Davis Cup to be fun for the players. Something they really want to do and enjoy doing. Well, I guess he can count on David for that...
On the German side, Florian Mayer has started training again (after his injury problems that forced him to pull out of the Australian Open) and therefore it looks like he's going to play, with Philipp Kohlschreiber, and Philipp Petzschner and Christopher Kas for the doubles completing the German line-up.
From the Davis Cup now over to something completely different. As you've probably seen, Megaupload, the site we used to upload matches for David on Screen has been shut down. And I'm afraid, this also means the end of David on Screen (more about it on the David on Screen page). The question now is whether it should be replaced with something else, a different kind of extra page. I'm currently thinking about this but I'd like to hear your ideas.
So - what do you think? What kind of page would you like to have?