Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Waiting Game


Update (19/10)
Good news - David hasn't disappeared from the face the earth, after all.
(Edit: Photographic proof now added.)
You'll remember the Inés Gorrochategui Academy in Villa Allende, where he trains when he's at home.
This week, it hosts a Challenger event and today, David showed up to watch Leo Mayer's match. He didn't say anything about his plans for the future but apparently he's making some progress with his recovery.
Little by little I'm recovering from my injury. Fortunately, I feel better.

It's not always easy to try and keep up with David.
Not even at the best of times. He values his privacy, especially when he's at home. And it's not at all unusual if there's very little to be heard from him while he's spending some time in Unquillo.

At the moment, however, it's as if David has managed to disappear from the face of the earth. No interviews,
no sightings, whether on the practice court or off of it
- and no news concerning his decision.

The waiting game continues...


  1. Seein really possitive news on twitter that apparently he is thinkin about playin next season! He's going to confirm end of year but I am really posstive! comeee on davvid!

  2. It's the same guy again who tweeted before that David has already decided to play another year. This time, he tweets that "unless David changes his mind" it looks like he could go on playing.

    But it's the same situation as the last time around - nothing is official, nothing has been confirmed. We'll only know for sure when David makes his decision public.

  3. If he decides to continue next year, I suggest the following realistic and healthy schedule!
    0) Skip January, if he really is not ready yet
    1) Davis Cup first round, followed by 1 week of rest
    2) Buenos Aires
    3) Acapulco, followed by 1.5 weeks of rest
    4) Indian wells (then skip Miami)
    5) Davis Cup QF
    6) Barcelona
    7) Belgrade
    8) Rome
    9) Roland Garros
    10) London (this time he promises to stay at least 1m from the linesmen)
    11) Wimbledon
    12) Los Angeles
    13) Washington (then skip Toronto)
    14) Cincinnati
    15) US Open
    16) Davis Cup SF
    17) Either play 2 tournaments in Asia or 2 tournaments in Europe, depending on whether Argentina reaches DC final
    18) Davis Cup F
    19) 2013: Play Australian Open, then final tournament in Buenos Aires and wins it. He celebrates the victory by announcing to be the next Davis Cup captain!!!

  4. First of all I'd like to know if he plays another year...

  5. all I hope is that David plays another year. He can arrange his schedule as he wants to, I'll be fine with that, knowing that we still can enjoy following him on the Tour.
    so fingers crossed!!! :)

  6. Exactly. One more season, hopefully. Whatever it's going to look like. :)

  7. I've been away on holiday for a couple of weeks without even my phone, so I'm just catching up with the last two weeks' worth of news all in one go. It's probably easier for me than for the rest of you, as I can read the most recent and slightly more positive thoughts at the same time as the disappointment of hearing David's season is over.

    As several of you have said, I feel it's likely he's going to try and keep going for at least the start of next year (whenever his "start" may turn out to be) rather than let his career end now, like this. We've often talked about "another year" when speculating about how long David will keep playing, but of course players often do retire at other points in the season.

    Let's hope David doesn't decide to stop after the South American events early next year. Hopefully by then he'll be well and truly in the grip of Davis Cup 2013 fever - after all, this is David we're talking about. :)

  8. It was David himself who said that the decision he has to make is whether or not he wants to play another year. That he has to see if he wants to do a full pre-season training in order to be ready for playing another year. And that's something he'll have to decide ahead of the new season.
    If he doesn't want to go on playing, doesn't want to do another pre-season, then I think he'd say goodbye to the Argentine crowd at the Copa Argentina and/or the Copa Claro. But that would be it.

    In any case, he'll have to make up his mind. And I think he'll make a clear choice. But until then we can only wait...

    And welcome back to VD. :)

  9. I'm glad David is hanging around Challenger events rather than Road Rallies. I'm taking that as a positive sign. It's good to hear he's also talking about his recovery. Retirement is a huge issue for professional athletes, and many seem to dwell on it forever. Apparently Andy Roddick didn't, though. So you never know. I have a gut feeling David is going to play another year. I just can't believe he wants to hang it up with the sour taste of 2012 still fresh.

  10. I've got the same feeling but I'm just not really sure whether perhaps it's a case of wishful thinking... ;)

  11. I thought the same, but didn't dare to say it because I thought you all say that I'm crazy to read that into it :-) Good that I'm not the only one :-)!

  12. You're not the only one. And maybe we're all crazy. ;)
    I just don't know if it's possible for me to be objective about this. So I prefer to be careful (while being very cautiously optimistic...).