Tuesday, August 28, 2012

David vs Delpo Cancelled - David Withdraws from US Open

Update II (29/08)
There's news about David's injury - and it's bad news...
According to Danny Miche and Guillermo Salatino, David's spokesman Bernardo Ballero has confirmed that the injury David has suffered is a tear in his left abdominal oblique muscle (close to the intercostal area that was previously mentioned).
The estimated recovery time is 3 weeks.
Therefore, even though David will start with kinesiological exercises today, it looks like he probably won't be ready in time for the Davis Cup semifinal tie, due to start in 16 days.

(Telam)
Edit: Some more info from Clarin.
A statement relased by his press team says that Nalbandian arrived in Argentina on Wednesday [i.e. today] and underwent medical examinations. "Unfortunately, they showed that David has suffered a tear in the left abdominal oblique muscle. Therefore, together with his team he has already begun with the kinesiological treatment for his recovery," it says in the text.
According to the statement, David said that he feels "deeply saddened" by the injury and he "hopes to take up training again as soon as possible".


It's the kind of news we haven't had in a long time - and now it comes at what's basically the worst possible moment. Apparently, David suffered an abdominal injury, either a distension or a tear in training (Edit: when exactly isn't clear yet).
And he has pulled out of the US Open. (Source.)
The Davis Cup semifinal might also be in danger.
Right now, the news situation is still chaotic. But I'll try my best to keep you posted.

Update (29/08)
Here's the official press relase from David's camp:
Due to an injury in the intercostal area [the muscles between the ribs] suffered during training, together with his team David has decided to withdraw from both the singles and the doubles of the 2012 edition of the US Open.

Nalbandian is scheduled to return to Argentina in the coming days to undergo a series of examinations in order to determine the severity of the injury and define the time required for his recovery.

On the subject, David said, "I'm very sad that I won't be able to take part in the last Grand Slam of the season, and I hope to be there for the Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic in September."

51 comments:

  1. i think its Bye bye DC, if Delpo is in doubt and nalby probably needs 2 weeks to recover, it just cant happen

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  2. First of all we need to know how bad it is. And whether it's a tear or just a distension.

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  3. Oh, that's awful. The last thing he needs. Definitely this season he is chased by bad luck. Poor Nalby! I'm so, so sad!

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  4. That's what it says everywhere. Hope he gets well for the Davis.
    Found out this, it's in spanish but is very funny
    http://diegohc.net/post/30358929683/la-davis-se-tendria-que-llamar-copa-david

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  5. Oh no, that is so sad. Poor David. So, again, we have to wait how bad the injury is... I'm so sorry for him, that can't be true.
    Somehow that comes very unexpected, I didn't see that coming but otherwise with all his not existing luck, I should have had that in my mind.
    Hopefully it is not completely the worst case scenario with a tear etc...

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  6. Some articles say the injury occurred on Sunday, others that it happened even already on Friday. There's nothing definitve yet but I wonder whether that was what he was talking about when he mentioned "some minimal discimfort" in the last interview...

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    1. I thought the same. First when reading I thought it is the typical 'problems' you have after a long time in sports with injuries but now it seems to be under a different light...

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    2. Yeah. I thought that too... But, perhaps, this pause will make him break that cicle he was. His play was not that bad (the serve is another thing), but was out of confidence, that was clear. Even if it was because he got a bad luck, a really bad luck with the first's round opponents, losing is losing.(I'm being way to positive, I'm just trying to find something not that negative in all this kind of curse) Guillermina

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  7. Oh no :(
    such a terrible news. And unexpected. I hope it's not too serious and that he's withdrawn to have some rest before DC...

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  8. Right now, David's name is still on the SOP for tomorrow. It would've been the third match on Louis Armstrong... Now, Delpo is going to play lucky loser Florent Serra. And David will probably soon be on his way home, to see his doctors...

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  9. thanks for the update Julia.
    I'm still shocked by the news :(
    As if David needed another injury :( all eyes on the DC chances now...

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  10. Yeah, I'm shocked, myself...
    I guess we'll get to know more during the next couple of days. Always takes a moment until things become a bit more clear. We'll see what happens with DC. The speculations (about a possible replacement) have already begun.

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  11. this is not happening
    why? why? why? why? why? why?
    is it a joke?
    what the hell is happening this season?
    i am broken from this season absolutely devastated

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  12. What rotten luck. I'm absolutely stunned. This year has been totally snakebit.

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  13. Absolutely gutted! :( worst news I can ever have at the moment. Fuckin hell he's had so much bad luck its unbelievable atm. Now its an absolute nightmare :/

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  14. The US Open draw still shows his name in it...which means absolutely nothing because I think the organizers are going for the dramatic angle.

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    1. The news of David's withdrawal was spread via the Argie press before he officially informed the organisers, underwent the required examination by the tournament doctor etc.

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  15. What a shock! :(

    Yes, I bet that was what he was referring to with his "minimal discomfort" comment.

    Pico has just lost, so Argentina isn't having a good prep for the DC at all.

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  16. So I leave for class, Pico was up 2 sets, I come back home and not only pico lost but David is injured!
    This year just isn't his year at all, he's like a huge magnet for bad luck! Between my university assignments and this I think I'm in danger of getting depressed :(

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  17. and that's too bad for Edu Schwank and their double team in the doubles draw :(

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  18. Edu's mixed partner Gisela Dulko has pulled out as well. So no USO for him, at all.

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  19. Oh that is very sad for Edu, too. Not a good day for the Argies at all.

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  20. I saw the mixed doubles draw yesterday and noticed Edu wasn't in it, which surprised me. I didn't know about Gisela though.

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  21. If it's a distension, then the withdrawal was probably more of a precaution because of DC. If it's a tear, well, then David is in trouble. And Martin Jaite and the team as well...

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  22. I am speechless :((((((

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  23. I think he might feel very tired emotionally with yet another injury. Perhaps retiring is the best 'solution' to put a stop to his career (with a happy ending by winning DC?).

    Regarding individual success, I dont see he could achieve anything more, except to win 1 small tournament.

    It is sad, but we must accept it. A very sad career...

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  24. Retiring is the usual way of putting a stop to a tennis career, isn't it. And this new injury certainly doesn't seem to improve the chances of David, playing another year. Which didn't look so great, already before it happened.
    If by "very sad" you're referring to all those injuries he's had - I agree. If not then I really don't think his career deserves to be called that.

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  25. Yeh but i think maybe if they do not win the DC, he'll want to play 1 more year only because of that. Definently this injury didnt help, if it his his last season, its probably not the best way to end it, but his careers been good, bar the injuries. People take this year and somehow forget what hes been through and what hes actually achieved

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  26. DC has played a big role in keeping him going these last few years, no doubt about that. But at this point, as I've said before, I'm really not sure whether not winning DC would mean that he'd try again and play another year.
    Still, we don't know yet how this season is going to end, we don't know whether or not he'll play DC, whether they'll beat the Czechs or what might happen in a possible final.

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  27. Gosh darnit! Good thing I came here to get all the news about his whereabouts, otherwise I'd be wondering when he plays. That sucks, man. :\

    Was looking forward to seeing him play in the Open. He does pretty good at the end of the year and on the hard courts.

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  28. julia at this point,if argentina loses, what motivation can he have for european indoor season ( for smaller events considering the doubt about shangay and the ranking problem for bercy)?

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  29. To do well and have a good time at what could be the last events of his career?
    But thanks for reminding me - I just had a look and for the moment at least, David's name is on the entry list for Shanghai (first alternate, right now).
    As for Paris, David skipped it last year because of the DC final. If they don't make the final this year and he asks for a WC then I'm pretty sure he'll get one.

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    1. also toronto cincinnati and olympics were last events and there was the davis cup ahead as big motivation but it wasn't exactly a good time ...

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    2. And that's the problem. Or that was the problem, before the injury came. He doesn't enjoy himself on court because this season hasn't turned out the way he hoped or expected it would. He was trying to prove something and it didn't work out, and he put himself under a lot of pressure. If he decides ahead of the indoor swing that this will be the end then that pressure would be gone.

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  30. I wonder at what extent his commercial commitments have a role in his decision for retirement and can this be a factor?

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    1. I'm not really sure I understand what you mean. As in, he might want to play longer so he can make more money?

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    2. Sorry, that I couldn't be more clear. I didn't mean any of this. I'll try to explain myself. I was wondering if he has some clauses for a period for which he has to be still active player. But after all I was just trying to find out of nowhere some reason that will keep hip play a little longer. I shouldn't have mentioned it. Even more after this bad news. Wish him best recovery!

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    3. No need to be sorry and of course you can mention anything you like, I just didn't get what you meant. :)
      And of course I understand trying to find some reason that might make him play longer... But I don't think that his sponsorship contracts include any regulations like that. Maybe they should, the new Rexona one, for example... ;)

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    4. After all, it's all about not letting you down.

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    5. No doubt this whole situation is devastating for him.

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    6. Yeah... I guess beginning with the recovery, exercises etc already is also a way of keeping him distracted and from thinking too much about everything.

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  31. A tear! That's bad news. Can't see David playing DC. Just saw Delpo had to rally from two sets down to get by Serra. Makes you wonder about his wrist.

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  32. Delpo's match is just about to start now. Maybe you mean Tipsarevic? ;)

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  33. But yeah, it's bad news. So much for hoping it was just a precaution because of DC...

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  34. ATP Tennis had it posted with Tipsy score. How weird. Thought it was strange when I saw it.

    [7] J del Potro (ARG) vs [LL] F Serra (FRA) 46 36 62 63 62

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  35. Yeah, they often make mistakes like that...
    (I've had my share of chaos because of it.)

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  36. Yeah, you think you've got a hot tip, and then it turns out to be bogus. Glad it was. Don't want Delpo to be going five sets with Serra.

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  37. I think the pic I just added (of David at the airport in Buenos Aires) really says it all.

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  38. Yes, it really says everything... that can't be true. I wish I could say something really good but somehow I'm still speechless and so sad that he has to go through an injury again.

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  39. I want to cry looking at that pic :'(

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