Saturday, March 30, 2013

First Day of Training & Schedule for the Week


First they all had lunch together, then it was time for the first training at the Parque Roca. David began the session at the stadium, where he practiced with Pico. Then he moved over to the outside court for a round of doubles practice with Horacio Zeballos, with the two of them playing against Guido Pella and Diego Schwartzman (junior player and additional hitting partner).
Some more photos on the Photo Page.
Edit: Photos from Sunday's training have now been added.

The Davis Cup week starts today: Later, at 2pm local time, the Argentine team will have its first training session at the Parque Roca. While the French team, that is to say Michael Llodra, Julien Benneteau and Gilles Simon, already took up training at the stadium yesterday.
I'll be adding any photos or news I can find about today's session as an update to this post.

In the meantime, here's a look at the schedule for the coming days (all times local):

Press conference

Draw ceremony & press conference

First two singles
Play starts 10.30am


Reversed singles
Play starts 10.30am

Apart from that there's a sign that David might play the Masters in Madrid. His name is on the entry list, too far down even for a place in qualifying, but he was supposed to receive a wildcard last year and didn't need it in the end. So I assume he'll probably get one this year.