Monday, January 28, 2013

Press Conference Day at the Parque Roca

Today, the Davis Cup week officially began at the Parque Roca with a another extensive doubles practice for David and Horacio Zeballos, playing against Guido Pella and Leo Mayer. But apart from training, David and the others also faced the assembled media at the Parque Roca's press room today.

- As can be seen in the clip above, which starts with David, saying that Davis Cup matches are always difficult, regardless of the rankings and things like that, as these matches are something entirely different. As for the upcoming tie, he thinks that they have to focus on themselves and on doing things the best way they can, trying make the most of the home advantage. And they know that the doubles is an important point - one that he's apparently going to contest together with Horacio Zeballos.
Though David apparently also said that he's ready to play a live fifth rubber, if need be (source).

After (in the clip) Pico talks about that he may be the number one but that he feels like another member of the team and that this will be a difficult tie but they're united, it's David's turn again, who says he's happy to be part of the team again, and that they're in good shape and ready for the tie.
With Martin Jaite adding that this tie will be tougher then the last meeting between Argentina and Germany in Bamberg, last year. After all, the German team can rely on its number one this time.

In any case, it seems there's little doubt now that Pico and Charly Berlocq will play the singles, David and Horacio Zeballos will play the doubles, and in case there's a live fifth rubber then David could play that one, as well. While on the German side we can probably expect Philipp Kohlschreiber and Florian Mayer to play singles, and Kohlschreiber together with Christopher Kas for the doubles.



  1. is it me or Jaite looks a bit like David ? not in the clip but on some photos like the one in this post... an older David, no? lol :)
    or like in this pic posted by Pico on his FB

    Anyway, I hope they won't have to play a 5th rubber (too much intensity!)
    the doubles won't be easy, I'm nervous already
    Vamos Argentina!!

  2. Does he? Hmm, don't think so. But the way David looks at him in that pic is sweet. lol
    Thanks for the link, I've put it on the Photo Page now. :)

  3. Lol like one would look at his dad, sweet :)
    I like their Toppper shirts <3

  4. 5-6 years ago when I saw Jaite on TV in David's box I thought it was his father because he is very similar to David. Only on Vamos David I have been informed who he really is.