Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Copa Claro R1 - David vs Carlos Berlocq

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UpdateII
It wasn't as easy as the last time around but in the end it was once more David, who prevailed against his teammate Charly Berlocq - 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 after an hour and 53 minutes. In the second round tomorrow David will now be up against the defending champion, "the other David" Ferrer.
Clips, photos and quotes tomorrow...


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Update
3.26pm local: Ferrer wins and David and Charly are up next...
2.08pm local: The weather holds for now and play is under way as planned at the BALTC.

So this now is the Wednesday version of this post. About what's later today hopefully going to be the Wednesday version of this match, scheduled to take place as the second of the day. Theoretically, that means David and Charly should be on court at around 4pm local. But whether practically that's going to be the case remains to be seen as the forecast says it'll rain all day in Buenos Aires...

It's the tenth time this year that David plays the ATP tournament in Buenos Aires, previously known as Copa Telmex, nowadays known as Copa Claro. Ten appearances that include the title he won back in 2008, two semifinals and four quarterfinals, making it one of David's best and most successful events. And that's no surprise - after all, it's one he particularly enjoys playing in front of his home crowd.

David's opponent in today's first-round match is one of his Davis Cup teammates - Charly Berlocq, a year younger than David and at #77 currently ranked directly above him. Charly is playing the complete Golden Swing, all four weeks of it. At Viña del Mar he reached the semifinal (where he lost to the surprise champion Horacio Zeballos), while his week at São Paulo ended in the quarterfinal (lost to Nadal).
David and Charly have met three times so far, all of those matches took place on clay and David won all three of them. And especially their last encounter, in the quarterfinal at this event last year, was very one-sided. But the question will be how fit David is and how much energy he has left after São Paulo.

39 comments:

  1. Too bad :( I planned my study break to watch the evening matches!
    Why no stream for tomorrow?

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  2. No stream if it's the day session. Only the night session gets streamed.

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  3. Try to search "Tyc Sports live o en vivo" in google and you might find a page where you can see the argentinian channel that it is broadcasting this tournament, its just an idea,

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  4. I used to link streams like that, for the Copa Claro and the Copa Argentina mostly. But I haven't been able to find a working one in a long time. And the justin.tv channels that were shown on most of these sites no longer exist. That's why I'm not optimistic for today. Also not because rain is forecast for the entire day...

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  5. aaaah too bad there won't be any stream :(
    Vamos David!!! hope he'll have enough energy to pull another win against Charly!

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  6. Here are some links for Tyc Sports broadcasting Copa Claro at the moment:
    http://www.oyetimes.com/live-tv/35123-tyc-sports-tv-watch-live-streaming-online
    http://fancystreems.com/tyc-sports-usa.php

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  7. Neither works for me, all I get is ads.

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  8. I'm sorry; I'm watching David Ferrer vs Agustin Velotti now. Did you try to close the ads?

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  9. I have just tried the above links and they somehow work for me..

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  10. I hope they work for you now Julia.

    And thanks Bibi for the links :)

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  11. No, I'd rather not use them. I get virus/malware warnings from those sites.

    But thanks, Bibi.

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  12. I will try to record it just in case

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  13. Nalby is watching from the stands!

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  14. And Charly too, I'm reading. Shouldn't they be warming up, or something? lol

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  15. David was ready to step on the court, with his outfit on

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  16. Yeah, Ferru's match is taking longer than expected.

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  17. im able to watch... vamos david

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  18. For me the stream runs but there's an ad taking up most of the screen which won't close, so it's unwatchable. I'm better off watching live scores.

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  19. I'm finally home and the link worked for me. Thanks Bibi

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  20. There is one more link, more stable i think:
    http://canalestv-envivo.blogspot.com/2011/12/tyc-sport-en-vivo.html

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  21. Nope, doesn't work for me. Thank you, though. :)

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  22. Thanks for trying, Bibi - no good for me either, unfortunately.

    How is David playing and looking? I see he broke for the first set. :)

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  23. Oops - did David get broken while I was typing stuff? :(

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  24. Yep but he broke straight back. ;)

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  25. His mother is there also, applauding loudly

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  26. Now its working really well im pleased and hes playing decent. Nice to seee his mum in the stands

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  27. Thanks, everyone. :)
    Any more details gratefully received.

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  28. I think he's playing quite well, having in mind that it's rather windy

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  29. the streams can't be loaded, in the begin they worked for 10 seconds then I had to refresh, but now every page I open there is the same live stream which doesn't work

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  30. Daviiiid, break for 4:2 lead and then rebreak which I couldn't watch being only 2 minutes out of live streaming, now 3 breakpoints for David again, and he breaks immediately again, now let's serve for the match

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    1. 6:3 2:6 6:3, next is Ferru :D

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  31. Play is suspended for rain now. :(
    They just got their match played in time.

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  32. It was nice to see Nalby's mom !!! I haven’t seen her supporting her son on benches for ages. I recall she was following David around in several tournaments back in 2002 or 2003 (yeah I am a long time Nalby fan)

    Anyway, what the heck happened with Berlocq and Carlos Bernardes ? I don't think those two will have dinner together today...

    Nalby's level of play wasn't that great, I hope it'll be sufficient against Ferrer but I wouldn’t bet on it

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    1. Omg man same heree!! I remember I first stasted supporting him us open 2001 wen he reached R3 I think.. Wbu?? And uyeh not gr8 but gd to get the win I don't think he'll have a chance vs ferrer hope he proves me wrong vamossss

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  33. When David plays in Argentina then his mother is usually in the stands, often together with his girlfriend. Like at the last DC tie and at the Copa Argentina.

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  34. No stream worked for me yesterday :(
    hope there'll be some stream for his next match!

    1hour and 53mins, hum that was a long one, especially after his long week in Sao Paulo. And Ferru awaiting next.

    can't wait to see the clips and report of this match :)
    Vamos!!

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  35. 5:30 p.m again! I so wanted to watch this match :( And there are only 8 students in the class, I can't sit in the back and pretend I'm typing :p I guess the only thing I can do is check the scoreboard every now and then. Enjoy the match guys, I hope it's gonna be a good one

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