Saturday, July 28, 2012

London Olympics R1: Double Disappointment for David

(Telam)
UpdateIII
Following his defeat in the first round of singles, David has also lost his first-round doubles match with Edu Schwank. After only 73 minutes, during which David and Edu didn't have a single break point, second seeds Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra won 6-4, 7-5. Putting an end to David's Olympic campaign already on the first day and after merely two and half hours on court.

Edit: More on Monday...


(Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)
Update
Ahead of David's first-round encounter with Janko Tipsarevic, the hope was that this match would look and turn out differently from their previous meeting in the first round of Wimbledon. But in the end, it was, unfortunately, more of the same. And after an hour and 23 minutes, it was once again Tipsarevic, who prevailed in straights, 6-3 6-4.

So the Olympic singles competition is already over for David. - Which leaves the doubles. And the only good thing about this defeat is that the match didn't take too long...



UpdateII
6.36pm local - The doubles match is underway now.


46 comments:

  1. Vamos David!!! And Vamos Argentina for the doubles! We need their Davis Cup spirit to be in action today :)
    thank you in advance Julia for the stream links you'll post here, I haven't seen Court1 listed on LSH, guess we'll have to search somewhere else :/

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    1. I'm still hoping that LSH will coverage of Court 1, as well. And I can't guarantee any streams at the moment. But I do think (and hope) that something will turn up.

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  2. I am asking for one thing today, the DC version of Nalbandian to show up on Court 1. That will do the job

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  3. yaaay I love when he wears this color warming up!
    Vamos!!!!

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  4. Vamooooosss, big game, cheers for the streams ur trying to get

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  5. Not looking good so far. Plenty of streams for CC but none for C1. But that might still change when the match starts.

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  6. how come there is even a chance of not finding a stream, its court one for crying out loud.

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  7. That's the Olympics for you... It's on TV in Argentina and I thought that someone would stream it via justin.tv - but nothing so far.

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  8. http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-4/2/94/v-429457.html

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  9. http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-4/2/94/v-429457.html

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  10. I found a stream, it's in the sidebar.

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  11. lol it seems Andvari found the same stream I found :p

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  12. This one works for me :)
    http://www.stopstream.tv/42/94/429457.html
    found it on Twitter!

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  13. Yesss break back :D I have this channel on my tv on holss. Comee on david

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  14. hope everyone has found a stream by now ;) LSH has updated its page as well, just in case.

    David's backhand in action. Vamos!!!

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  15. there's nothing much he can do when Tipsarevic serves that good...
    Vamos David!

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  16. Geez, I can't believe Bravo had Ivanovic-McHale on. And now that that is over they switched to Berdych-Darcis. They haven't even mentioned David and Tipsy.

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  17. oh well! moving to the doubles!

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  18. Oh David :(
    I was hopeful when he saved 2 MP on his serve, but then... Tipsarevic served very well, just the ace he hit on his 3rd match point :(

    noticed David made many errors on his forehand :(

    well, there's still doubles, tough one as well, but I hope he and Edu will do good!

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  19. Wow, all this buildup and now it's over. Yep, on to the doubles.

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  20. Ahh such a shame. Didn't play bad, actually quite good but tipsarevic like in wimbledon earlier served really well. Vamoss for the doubles but when he keeps losing against big players and if he doesn't get enough wins till the end of the season that's when retirement plans might start :/

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    1. Yeah, I would agree. If these disappointing losses keep piling up, it has to affect David's mindset.

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    2. Yeh exactly, which really upsets me because he really isn't that far from the top guys and I wanna see him play for a couple more years. It is important he has a good finish to the season and starts to win games.

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  21. He just cant afford not to play any match for a month because he is going to lose like this.he was not motivated at all today.Tipsarevis is in big form now but he could have played much better than this. it is not going to be enough in DC as well. Maybe he is just not fit enough to play at this level anymore

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  22. A lack of motivation wasn't the problem today. The ability to play the way he would've wanted to - that's a totally different question.
    I agree with you that he was a bit rusty, and his shot selection was poor at times. Still, I think that he needed to take that break.

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  23. I missed it all. Please guys give me your impressions on the match. A brief comment on how the match unfolded?

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  24. Just like the last time they met, with Tipsarevic always in the lead after breaking early in both sets. David managed to break back once in the first but that was it.

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  25. David/Edu lost their doubles :'( tough day for David on his last Olympic Games :(

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  26. REALLY disappointing, its already over after the first day :( :( :( hope delpo can do something

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  27. I feel sad for David :( losing his 2 matches on the same day, though we knew it would be tough :/

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    1. I feel sad for him too! He had had no luck this year so far!

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  28. And it surely doesn't help in the grander scheme of things...

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  29. I am affraid of his results are getting similar to Davydenko! He just cant find the rythem .He needs same 250 atp level to gain confidence if he really wants to improve by the DC. I hope he can recover from this disappoinment.

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  30. sad sad sad sad.... It's true Camilia, he had to deal with very tough losses this year. Bad luck in the draws all these months! I still think he is in great shape. Not sure his mental shape for the rest of the tour season...

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  31. How close he came to winning a title though last month. Such a bizarre incident that prevented that - yes, I know it was his own fault, but it wasn't anything to do with how he played. If he'd won the Queen's title, he'd have gone into Wimbledon (seeded) on a high, and then things could have taken a whole different direction.

    And having seen a couple of his matches there that got him to the final, I can say that he was playing very well and made me optimistic about Wimbledon. That was actually a week where he DIDN'T get unlucky with the draw, and Murray and Tsonga going out early opened things up nicely. On top of awful draws, that's the sort of luck he hasn't been getting other times this season.

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    1. I totally agree. I'm still not over what happened at the Queens tournament. It just seems so unlucky... Moving forward I just hope David gets some good draws in the US hardcourt events coming up. I still think he is capable of competiting at a high level and being a good player on the tour. But it's more important that he believes that about himself and having all these early exits like at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and now the Olympics are probably going to weigh heavy on him if he wants to continue

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  32. What happened at the Queen's Club was unfortunate but at the same time, it was also indicative of just how desperate he was to finally win a title again.

    I was hoping that the Olympics would turn out to be a source of renewed hope and motivation. A new start, so to speak. Now it's another thing he'll have to try and put behind himself.

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  33. Its gunna be very very tough to get over getting out in the first day, but he needs to, and he needs to do it quick. Yeh I would agree with julia about desperation but now he has to show good performances on hard courts before the DC which would also help in if he's going to play another year and so on..

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    1. It'll be one more year at most. But I wouldn't bet my house on it.

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  34. i am so sad i just wish it is all a bad dream
    i feel like there is no hope that he will play another year if his level will stay as low as this
    even a year back he was having some good wins and he played the top guys well
    but today he cant even challenge tipsarevic who is one of the weaker top 10 players
    i am looking forward to the hard court and indoor swing if he wont improve by then i am afraid we wont see him next year
    what a sad end to a brilliant tennis player
    the best of all time in terms of talent and game play
    there is just no justice in this world
    and wish he can take a coach

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    1. We've discussed it before, his season hasn't been all that bad as such. And it's not like he's been playing poorly the whole time. The question is whether he's content with the way things are going. And as I've said before, I don't think that's the case.
      He has been working with different coaches this season, looking for different perspectives, apparently. But I don't think this is a problem that a new coach could just go and fix.

      I'd be happy to see him go on playing even if the glory days are over. But for that he'd have to enjoy it and the impression I get is that he hasn't been enjoying it too much of late. Yesterday can't have helped in this regard. So now even more is going to depend on what's going to happen at those events still left this year.

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    2. I mean its one of those things where he needs results. At the moment he needs them more than ever but he is still playing at a good level imo. I still think he has one more year even tho there won't be much to cheer. Whether he wants to carry on like we want him to will much depend on the final part of the season. Let's get behind him, vamos david

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