Of the truly bad and unpleasant sort for David - who has become the victim of a burglary.
His home in Unquillo was broken into at around 1.30am today. Bernardo Ballero explains:
Last night, David and his girlfriend Victoria had gone out for dinner. And when they came back they realised that there had been a burglary. (Source.)The burglars, now "searched for intensively by the police" took off with "two laptops, five wristwatches and an unspecified amount of cash" (source). The material loss is one thing, the knowledge that someone broke into your home is quite another. Hopefully, David and Victoria can recover from this experience soon...
They were not at home, there was the discomfort of coming home and finding their belongings in a mess, with several of them stolen. (Source.)
Update II (13/12)
What has been recovered is their belongings. Apparently, the police discovered several bags yesterday evening, hidden by the burglars and containing "all of those items that were stolen during the previous night" (source).
The last event of the 2012 season is over, the last match of the year has been played.
But while Vamos David will soon go on holiday (to return, as always, with a new look on David's birthday) for David himself the hard work starts now. As it's time to begin with his pre-season training for next year, at the Inés Gorrochategui Academy.
And apparently, he won't be alone, as this photo from yesterday shows - of Edu Schwank, training at the academy with David's brother Javier, who used to be Edu's coach and now seems to be working with him again. So David and Edu might do the pre-season together, which in that case could include some extra doubles practices for future Davis Cup duties.
But will it really take until February and the first-round tie for David to put his training to good use? I've mentioned it before, there have been rumours about an exhibition in January. In this context, David's spokesman Bernardo Ballero told news agency DPA that he has "a few commitments in Córdoba", though he didn't say when or against who. Another exhibition that could happen next year, though not until November, is a possible match between David and Rafa Nadal (source). It's not the first time that there's talk about an exhibition like that, we'll see if it takes place, this time around.
So an exhibition in January is a possibility but still hardly more than a rumour at this stage. Whereas the following piece of info from New Zealand is a bit of a surprise. As several news sites report, the Auckland tournament director is "in talks with former world No 3 David Nalbandian" (as well as with some other players) about a wildcard (source). The surprising part being that David apparently hasn't said no, right away, though you'd expect him to.
Meanwhile, the whole of Argentina (or so it seems) is going crazy about the exhibition event with two matches between Delpo and Roger Federer, taking place today and tomorrow. During the press conference yesterday, Delpo once more refused to answer any questions about his future on the Davis Cup team.
The event also includes a match between the two godfathers of Argentine Davis Cup drama: Guillermo Vilas and José Luis Clerc. Thirty years ago, their relentless feuding ruined their chances of winning the title (see post). Now Clerc has called for unity among the current players, telling them to "embrace each other". And both Vilas and Clerc have offered to help the Davis Cup team (source). What the AAT and Martin Jaite will say to that - we'll see.