Today, ten days before the start of the Davis Cup semifinal, the captains have to officially announce their teams. Even if, as Martin Jaite explained in the previous interview, the line-up can still be changed up until an hour before the draw ceremony, next week on Thursday.
Jaite also said that he'd announce his team already on Monday. Yesterday, however, there was no sign of the press conference that is the usual setting for announcements of this sort.
But now it's official, the four players Martin Jaite has nominated for the semifinal tie are:
Juan Martin Del Potro, Juan Monaco, Carlos Berlocq and Eduardo Schwank (source).
Jaroslav Navratil, the Czech Republic's captain, has nominated his team as well:
Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol and Ivo Minar (source).
So Carlos Berlocq will be making his Davis Cup debut in the semifinal. And he's an obvious choice for replacing David in the doubles, as Edu and Charly have played doubles before and even won a doubles title together (Stuttgart 2010).
That it's possible to change the line-up up until one hour before the draw ceremony is now leading to speculations about David, perhaps still finding a way of recovering in time for the tie and joining the team at the very last minute. The same way he did in Stockholm, 2010.
Though for my part, I don't really think that this would be a good idea.
Edit: Apparently, Jaite and David met yesterday and after that meeting Jaite decided that David wouldn't be part of the team (source).
From David, there are no real news at the moment, only that there will be more tests during this week and that he's continuing with the recovery process (source).
But one can imagine what he must be feeling like, right now...
On a different note, here's the latest addition to David's schedule. He'll once more start the European indoor swing at Stockholm (October 15-21).