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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.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.
(Sources: 1, 2 & 3)
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.