Friday, September 14, 2012

Davis Cup Semifinal - Day 1

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Update
After the first day, Argentina and the Czech Republic are tied at 1-1.
Delpo defeated Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. (But he was in pain after the match and said he doesn't know yet whether he'll be able to play on Sunday.)
Whereas Pico lost to Tomas Berdych, who prevailed 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
In the other semifinal, Spain leads 2-0 after Ferrer beat Querrey and Almagro beat Isner.
Apart from that, David gave a press conference today. Everything about that tomorrow.
And the doubles.


(AAT; montage by VD)















It's the first day of the Davis Cup semifinal at the Parque Roca (and in Gijon, where Spain and the USA face off in the other semifinal). And that means it's time for the first two singles rubbers - that David will be following from the stands.
Apparently, he has spent the last couple of days in Buenos Aires, hoping that there might still be a chance for him to play. But to no avail. So David will be at the Parque Roca today but to support and cheer on the team. And it looks like there's also going to be a press conference where he'll talk about what it's like for him to follow this tie as a supporter of the team, instead of being part of it (source).

As mentioned in the previous post, Delpo will open the tie for the Argentine team by taking on Radek Stepanek. In the second match of the day, Pico will then face Tomas Berdych.
Play starts at 10.45am local (2.45pm GMT/9.45am EST).
For those who want to take a look at the matches and/or at David in the stands I'll post stream links in the sidebar, in time for the first match.

17 comments:

  1. I just watched Delpo wins the first set which was not easy at all but that's all what I get to watch cuz I have to go to the university now. Vamos Argentina!

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  2. David looks really great in that grey Polo, he seems happy

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    1. he approuves of DelPo being up 2 sets to 0 :D

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  3. (I thought I posted a comment a few minutes ago, blogger bug maybe?)
    It said : I hope DelPo's straight sets win wasn't too exhausting for his wrist.
    Pico time now, tough match but... Vamos Argentina!!! :)

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  4. Glad to see Delpo won. Watched a little bit of the match. Didn't look like his wrist was bothering him. The commentary was in Czech, though, so I don't really know.

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    1. Russian, not Czech is you were watching one of the Livescorehunter links

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    2. Russian or Czech, no comprendo. Thanks, Adrian.

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  5. There is a key to beat Berdych on clay, hope Monaco figures it out today

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    1. All Pico is really doing is pushing, the match is on Berdychs racket.

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    2. Agree, but he might start fresh in 2nd set

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  6. Monaco leads 4-1 in the 3rd set, and the crowd singing we will we will rock you. Go rock them Pico

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  7. Yep, just tuned back to "we will rock you." Left after the 1st set. Glad I did. This would be huge if Argentina goes up 2-0.

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  8. and now Berdych tuned back to "we will rock you"

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  9. done and dusted, he just couldnt hold his momentum for 5 more minutes

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  10. I think if Delpo is not able to play on Sunday, its over for Argentina.

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  11. Too bad for Pico. So hard to come all the way back from 4-0 down. Fingers crossed for the doubles tomorrow, otherwise it's ice and Ibuprofen for Delpo, that's if there's nothing structurally wrong.

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