Thursday, February 21, 2013

Copa Claro: David Beats Berlocq

A day later than originally planned and during the day instead of in the night session David finally got to play his first match at this year's Copa Claro. The conditions were not easy (and with the wind and the slow, heavy court basically the exact opposite of what they were last week) but David got the win in the end, defeating Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 after just under two hours. And setting up another "Battle of the Davids" in the second round today, against the top seed and defending champion David Ferrer.

After taking the first set, having broken Charly Berlocq twice towards the end of it, David dropped his serve at the start of the second and then only managed to hold serve once during it, with the other game he got during that set coming from a break. In the third set David and Charly traded breaks (from 3-2 to 4-3) before David got the decisive break for 5-3 and then served out the match.

Talking to the media after the match (a clip and some more quotes below), David said that despite his long week at São Paulo he's healthy and doing fine. But he knows that he'll have to play his best tennis to stand a chance against David Ferrer.
As far as his plans for this season are concerned, David wants to play those events that he likes and to play less in general.
It'll be more about enjoying those events that he plays and of course it'll also depend on how he feels and how fit he is.

Finally, here's another look at David at the BALTC but off-court this time, at his post-match press conference and then talking to ESPN afterwards. Saying that he feels good, that winning is always very important. The conditions are very different from last week and you have to work much harder for each point but he thinks it was a pretty good match. Asked about David Ferrer, he says their matches are always tough ones, close and complicated and he expects the same to happen again this time.


  1. thank you for the highlights Julia! :)
    good that he's healthy and fine, cause he'll need that mindset against the other David!
    Another late night match, hope I'll have a better stream this time :/

  2. It is 70 % chance of rain for Today. I hope we can see something this time!

  3. I think They should start the day session a little bit erlier. I know it is latin america but it is late.