Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cano: David Will Go On Playing

(Inés Gorrochategui Academy/archive)
It's been a long time - not only since David's last match but also since he talked to the media and so far, there's still no official statement from him, regarding his plans for the coming season. This lack of official news leads to the kind of situation where different people write different and often enough conflicting things about David's plans.
It's a scenario that we've had many times before and I've learned to be careful. But I've also learned to trust some journalists more than others, simply because over the years, they've proved to be reliable sources.
One of them is Quique Cano, an Argentine tennis journalist, who posted a series of tweets about David today that put together read as follows:
I'll take this opportunity to clarify a couple of things about Nalbandian. There was a rumour that David was going to have surgery on his left hip, which would've meant David's farewell. Nalbi has no such plans, at least not until his retirement. This week, he begins with the preparations for his return. Unless there's an injury, he's planning to play the Copa Argentina, a possible exhibition in Córdoba, the Australian Open and the Davis Cup.
(Sources: 1, 2 & 3)
I'd still prefer to hear the part about the Australian Open and the Davis Cup, i.e. playing another season, from David himself but coming from Cano, I'll take it as a very good sign that we'll get to see David play another year. Apart from Cano, there's also Guillermo Salatino, who says that the Australian Open 2013 will see David's return to the Tour.
Still, those tweets also raise a couple of questions. I didn't know that there were rumours about another hip surgery. Or that David might still have to have one, after retiring. And to be honest, I don't know what to make of this without knowing more. I also can't tell you anything about the additional exhibition he mentions, except we'll have to wait and see if it happens.
But another season, that sounds great - and now increasingly likely.

16 comments:

  1. If you trust this guy then I trust hime too ;) Yay that's good news!
    I didn't hear anything about a surgery either!

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    1. Thanks. :) Well, he's one of those I've come to trust over the years, along with Jorge Viale (Fue Buena) and Danny Miche. I mean, after a while you find out who's usually right with what they say and who isn't, necessarily.
      There are often rumours floating around, usually about another affair etc. But when I saw the "c-word", i.e. cadera = hip, I was shocked. Complete news to me, still need to find out more.

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  2. That sounds good! The signs look good that we get to see him in 2013, I think! Fingers still crossed and hopefully David will say by himself very soon!
    Perhaps that thing with surgery had to do with his last injury, because it too so much time etc.?

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    1. It should read ...David will say it by himself... of course :-)

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  3. It would be very nice of David to finally say something about the whole thing, himself. That way, he could put an end to the rumours (and the uncertainty). I really don't know where the one about having another hip surgery comes from, how it started, or why...
    Well, he'll have to face the media at the Copa Argentina. I hope he'll "come out of hiding" before that. But yeah, it's looking good now for 2013. :)

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  4. Absolutely incredible news. Hope he makes a statement asap but I can't wait to see him next season hopefully! And good that its a reliable source

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  5. Yeah, it's good to hear it from Cano but I hope we'll hear more from David himself, very soon.

    At least, he picked up a racquet yesterday - to film a new TV commercial for Topper, together with David Trezeguet. A first pic from the shoot here.

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  6. That hip surgery thing sounds worrying, especially at this stage of David's career, as he surely wouldn't bother continuing on if he needed that. But it's hard to know what that means. Anyway it is good to see Australian Open mentioned in that.

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  7. according to pepe heguy (one of the best polo players ever in argentina), david was playing some polo yesterday in la dolfina, so i dont think he has a serious problem on his hip.

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  8. that's some pretty good news, let's hope David will confirm them himself! :) we needed that kind of news to keep hoping for good things for 2013!
    as for the hip injury, I didn't hear it anywhere either, and I'm glad I didn't know about these rumors until now. I hope they're untrue and that David can confirm that as well.
    Yaaay nice photo with Trezeguet! funny thing is that when David's fans use the El Rey David nickname, football fans on Twitter always assume we're talking about Trezeguet... lol.

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  9. See, Julia, I told you. I never lost my sleep about David retiring. You seemed too worried. But David's story on tour goes on.

    By the was, I would like to say here that I find in you, Julia, a very special talent of writing. Really, it is quite rare to find someone that can write as fluently and gracious. It really is a pleasure to read you. It is a beautiful style. I don't know how you do it, or what linguistic technique you use, but let me tell you it is quite unique. Very entertaining to read (aside from the tennis info in it). What do you do? Do you write other staff? Where are you from? David should be very proud of having you as a fan and with this balanced and quality blog/website on the internet.

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  10. I think there was every reason to be worried. Because of what happened ahead of QC
    - and even more so because of what happened afterwards. But with the season ending the way that it did for him, I thought - he won't let it end like this. That's why I was cautiously optimistic. ;)

    Anyway, thanks for the compliments. :) I try to write posts that are interesting and easy to read. I don't always have as much time as I'd like and sometimes it goes to show - but I try. And I'm glad to hear it's being appreciated. I'm German, from Berlin, and I'm a translator. So language is my business. But it's also what I love and I like to write, also other things. And I like keeping a blog about David, though it's not always easy. But I don't do this for him, I do it for fellow fans. ;)

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  11. This sounds promising ...

    http://copaclaro.com/atp/es/content/nalbandian-en-la-presentaci%C3%B3n

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    1. Thanks for sharing Denise. It is promising indeed :)
      If he just would write his own twitter account, our life as his fans would be easier :p

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  12. Yeah, that's great news - thanks Denise. :)
    Post coming up.

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  13. That's great news, though kind of funny to find out in this way rather than through some official statement, haha.

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