It's the ninth year in a row that David is going to play the Copa Argentina exhibition. And it's the fifth year of covering this event here on Vamos David for me. But this is a first. In the past, the draw always took place during a press conference on the day before the event. But this time, the organisers apparently thought it was time for a change and they released the draw and the schedule already today. So, earlier than planned, here's what's ahead next week.
Edit: Charly Berlocq
(Fernando Verdasco has pulled out.)
Not exactly an easy group for David. Or rather, the most difficult one for him ever since the introduction of the Super Six format back in 2009. Whether David will enjoy the challenge, and whether he'll be up for it - we'll see.
And here's the complete schedule of play for this year's Copa Argentina:
(Play starts 8.30pm local; the final on Sunday starts 7pm local.)
Pico vs Charly Berlocq
David vs Alexandr Dolgopolov
Gilles Simon vs Charly Berlocq
Nicolas Almagro vs Alexandr Dolgopolov
David vs Nicolas Almagro
Pico vs Gilles Simon
So, 106 days after his last official match at Winston-Salem against Alexandr Dolgopolov, David is going to play an exhibition match at the BALTC - against Alexandr Dolgopolov. Whether that's a good omen or a bad one I'll leave to you to decide...
I'll try my best to provide stream links for David's matches. Any help will be appreciated.
Here's hoping that we'll get to see David play - it's been a while.
More about his Copa Argentina history still to come. Soon.
Here's the new Topper "Copa David" ad: