Monday, October 22, 2012

Rankings Update

It's not clear yet whether it's going to matter in the end but what's clear now is the region of the rankings where David is going to finish this season. Today, his last points from 2011 disappeared from David's count. With his 90 quarterfinal points from Stockholm gone, he loses 12 positions and is now ranked #77. And with no further points to defend and no further events to play, that's pretty much where he's going to be ranked at the end of the year.
And at the start of the next season - if he decides to play another one.

Apart from that there's no further news from David. After his guest appearance at the Challenger event last Friday, he has now dropped off the radar again.

Meanwhile, and even though the first round against Germany next year is still months away, there's been another round of Davis Cup drama, with reports about Delpo skipping the first round (which he usually does, anyway) and then an official denial issued by the AAT. This time, though the drama hasn't been limited to the Argentine team. Only days later, Philipp Kohlschreiber announced that he'll definitely skip the tie, due to his ongoing feud with the German captain. Which is of course good news for Argentina. At the same time it's a step that David wouldn't have taken, also not during his more tumultuous times with Tito Vázquez.
Here's hoping that David will be there in February when the two drama teams get to meet.

Finally, here's a look back at how David gained those Stockholm points he dropped today (courtesy of Andvari):

14 comments:

  1. For those who understand spanish,has anybody seen this article?http://www.diaadia.com.ar/deportes/nalbandian-estara-vuelta, it says that David doesnt plan to retire, and that he is resting in Unquillo and that his big dream in 2013 is(of course" the Davis Cup,among other things.

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    1. Yeah, I've seen that article. The problem with it is that there's no proof and no source for what they write. And if it's all definitive now then why isn't the good news all over the Argentine press?
      Again, I really hope it turns out to be true. But I've learned to be careful with what gets written about David, especially when he's off the radar. And in this situation we have now, I'm going to wait for what he has to say.

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  2. I'm still hoping he would win DC with the Argentine team.
    Thanks for the video Julia. I'm at the library studying and decided to take a 10 minutes break and this video was a good way to spend it ;)

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  3. You're welcome. Though Andvari made it, I just linked it. :)
    But yeah, it's definitely a nice way of spending a break and a match worth remembering, despite its consequences...

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    1. Well, thanks for Andvari for making the video :)

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  4. I just read in "Fuebuena" that David will play the Copa Peugeot in December, it may not be a official info, and it is still a bit too soon to know if he will play, so its just a comment

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    1. It's as official as it gets at the moment. :)
      And definitely worth a new post.

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  5. just saw this tweet by FueBuena https://twitter.com/FueBuena/status/261869807941582849
    "Creo que es por Nalbandian que Roger empezó a jugar más atrás en la cancha. David lo pasaba tan fácil...", me dice Robert Federer.
    >> wow, Federer's dad talking about David!!!! it's amazing isn't it? :D

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    1. What does it say? In English I mean :p

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    2. "I think it's because of Nalbandian that Roger started to play more from the back of the court. David was passing him so easily."
      Fed himself said that when they were young, he'd keep rushing to the net when he played against David because he thought that he couldn't keep up with him from the baseline.

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  6. You're welcome Camilia :)

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  7. Hi guys :)

    Just read this tweet from fuebuena: Nalbandian, Mónaco, Almagro, Simon, Dolgopolov y Verdasco en la próxima Copa Peugeot Argentina, del 6 al 9 de diciembre en el Lawn. https://twitter.com/FueBuena/status/261850859904835584

    It was tweeted 8 hours ago though..so not sure if you already know the news. Thought I'd share it in case you don't know that already :)

    Although I don't usually get very excited about exhibitions, but I want to see how the recovery process went and how it'll affect his level as, most probably, this will decide if he's playing for another season.

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  8. Yeah, I think that's the tweet Guille was referring to above.
    New post coming up...

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