Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Look ahead at 2013

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There were times during this season, and especially after its premature end, when I thought that I might not get to write the kind of post I'm writing now. About 2013 and another season with David.
I had to be prepared for the very worst, had to think about the future of this blog in case of such a scenario. But now I won't have to think about these things for another year. And thank goodness for that. Or rather - thanks, David.

So the difficult and overall disappointing season 2012, complete with the rather irritable David we got to see so often this year, won't go down as his last season on the Tour. I've written about it before, I think he expected a lot from himself, this year. And it didn't work out in the end.

Now another season lies ahead for David. Another year of travelling, of airports and hotels, of training and playing tournaments and Davis Cup. That is to say - first Davis Cup and then tournaments, thanks to his decision to skip the Australian Open in favour of the first-round tie. But while putting the Davis Cup ahead of everything else, including Slams and his health, isn't really new and more like the number one constant in terms of David, his scheduling and his career, the question is whether outside of the Davis Cup 2013 can be a whole new start for David. After all that happened this season, from all the first-round defeats to the incidents.

(EFE)
I think it can be because David seems to have done something that I wasn't sure he'd do. After the pressure he put himself under this season, he seems to be planning a different way of approaching the next. Saying that his goal is to get back inside the Top50 again. Now, some will say that he should be aiming  much higher than that. But I think he's right, being realistic. And after all, this sort of approach leaves room for pleasant surprises.

So what to expect from 2013? A season that will definitely begin and hopefully also end with the Davis Cup. We could be in for a lot more Davis Cup drama next year, with Delpo's future on the team still a big question mark. Apart from that, what is known so far is that David will play the Golden Swing, as well as Indian Wells and Miami. The rest of the calendar still is unchartered territory at this point and David's schedule will also depend on getting wildcards. And perhaps also on the future priority in his life, his first child to be born in May.

I can't say what the 2013 season will bring for David. But I think that it can be a new start for him. I hope that's what it will be. We had too much grimness this year, it's time for a change. And if David finds a way of enjoying himself on court again, who knows what might happen.

Update (21/12)
(Mario Sar/Primiciasya)
In case you're wondering what David is doing these days - last night, together with his girlfriend Victoria he attended the premiere of the comedy "Complicados" at a theatre in Villa Carlos Paz (not too far from Unquillo). They also got to meet the actors backstage. More photos on the Photo Page.

Today, he'll be in Santa Fe, to take part in a farewell game for footballer Esteban "Bichi" Fuertes.



For now, I'll leave you with this little clip here...

15 comments:

  1. Agree everything, been readin all the posts just long to comment. But I can't wait for this season to be honest, just to see him play its amazing as we never thought we would again at some point last season

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  2. We'll have to wait until February but once the season starts for him at DC, there'll be some very busy weeks and months ahead. :)
    And yeah, I'm simply happy he'll play another season. Of course I hope it'll be a good one. But basically, I'm going to take it as it comes. :)

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  3. For the record, Delpo officially confirmed today that he won't play the DC R1 tie against Germany.

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    1. Delpo has by now denied these reports, saying that he hasn't talked to Jaite at all. Not sure whether that's good or bad news...

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  4. I'm looking forward to watching David play next year. Hopefully the DC R1 matches won't be played while I'm in class :p

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    1. Do you have classes during the weekend?

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    2. Oops! No I don't. I forgot I will be back in the US :p I had my master's classes during the weekend in the UAE and that's why :s

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    3. I see. But no such problems this time, then. :)

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  5. David play in Australie . Who cares about dc

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  6. I do but it is stupid to miss a grand slam or à trip in australia

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  7. I would've liked to see him play the AO, myself. But it's his choice. And it's not the first time he skips a Slam for the sake of DC (Wimbledon 2010).

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  8. Côme on David change your mind. Your muscle are still string and you CAN do better then Jimmy connors . Nothing to lose

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  9. We want David at ao u schould make à fun group for that Julia :)

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