That's it - the year 2012 is over.
Well, here on this blog, at least.
Vamos David takes a break now.
But as always it'll be back in time for the new year.
So, happy holidays! From David and from me.
And I hope I'll see you all again in 2013. :)
It's been a year with some very good results on the one hand, and others that were not what I was hoping for.That's how David put it and that's one way of putting it. But I think it's safe to say that 2012 really was unlike anything David could've possibly imagined. - Or what he was hoping for.
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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.)
It's always nice to play against him and there's always some entertaining stuff that happens.That's what Nicolas Almagro said after his 7-6(6), 6-4 victory over David on Saturday, a match during which some entertaining stuff did indeed happen, from spectacular rallies to many a laugh the two of them shared on court. The clip above (if it doesn't show or play go here) includes a couple of those moments, as well as Almagro, adding that in his opinion, David is a "top player" and that the "talent he possesses is incredible". Still, Almagro proved to be too strong for David on Saturday, and he was also too strong for Pico in yesterday's final (which Almagro won 7-5, 6-2).
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I think what's happening between David and Juan Martin, who are the most important players... is that they're never going to be friends.According to Chela, many of Argentina's great players, including David and Delpo, are not exactly easy to get along with and "not uncomplicated". And what's missing is that the players don't talk enough to each other, don't treat each other in a straightforward manner. Though he also recalled an occasion where David was rather straightforward with him:
They don't love each other, that's the way it is.
Once he grabbed me and told me, "if I'm going to play the doubles, I prefer to play it with Schwank". For me, that meant I was out of team. But he told me, you know? I didn't like what he said but I appreciated that.As for David and Delpo, Chela hopes that in the future, they'll be handling the situation "like the pros they are", that they "don't get worked up about what the other does" and that they "respect each other".
An anecdote of mine with Federer is that once, I was in Monte Carlo, playing PlayStation with Moya, Nadal and Ferrer. The losers had to go down to the lobby in their underpants and when they did they ran into Federer and his wife, who saw them...Though he conveniently forgot to mention whether he was among those who lost that day.
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