|(Ignacio Colo/La Nacion)|
Ahead of David's departure for London, Flavia Fernández interviewed him for the magazine supplement of La Nacion.
A conversation that took place at the set of the new Rexona Men commercial that David was filming that day (a "backstage" video about it you can watch here).
And one that, according to the article, saw David in a relaxed and friendly mood.
The interview is very long, therefore I've decided to include only a small part here and post the rest in form of an additional, backdated post, linked below.
It starts with a question about the mental aspect in tennis...
Q: At which point do you overcome the tension?
David: Who says that you overcome it? No, the nerves are always there. If not, you're not of this world. Stomach pain is a classic. The tingling sensation that appears twenty minutes before you play is another. I guess that if you lose these things then nothing matters to you anymore. There's always that bit of tension, also during the match. But well, you have to deal with it and try to be as cool as possible.
Q: You've recently shown yourself to be not all that cool...
David: I made a mistake and I said that I did. That kick happened in the heat of the moment and nothing more than just that. I let off steam. I didn't see anything and I didn't realise that there was a guy behind it [the board]. It was bad luck that I ended up hurting him. I wanted to kill myself, the truth is that I wasn't in control what I was doing. I'm not trying to justify what I did but these things happen to me because of how competitive I am.
Q: One would think that at your level, being competitive is a virtue.
David: Yeah, that's for sure. But you have to control yourself.
The interview continues here.
It was to be expected and now it's official - David is in the main draw at Toronto.
And together with Martin Jaite, Mariano Zabaleta, Tito Vázquez, Pico, Charly Berlocq and a few Argentine basketball players (including superstar Manu Ginobili) he watched Delpo's singles match against Gilles Simon today.
Some photos of David in the stands you'll find on the Photo Page.