Monday, July 29, 2013

On Hold (still)

"Experience tennis with Topper. Travel to the Czech Republic to support the Argentine team in the (Davis) Cup." So Argentine fans can win a package including flight, accomodation and tickets for the semifinal tie at the O2 Arena in Prague.
But whether this package is also going to include a chance to see David play the doubles in what would be his 27th Davis Cup tie
- that is still a mystery.
Rumour has it that this week there'll be tests to see if and when he might return to actual tennis training. But so far, none of this has been confirmed.
I'll try to keep you posted.

Update (30/07)
- And confirmation: After photographic evidence (see previous post) there's now also this new video of David, at the end of which he says that he hopes to take up training on court in the next couple of days.

Monday, July 22, 2013

On Hold (continued)


In the end, he came and he played a match after all. Or rather, a game - at the 5th Argentine Table Football Championships yesterday (plenty of photos on the Photo Page).

But apart from photographic evidence that David still exists, and that his hip and shoulder have healed
at least well enough to play table football, there's still no news, no interviews.

Update (24/07)
The Czechs have announced their line-up for the Davis Cup semifinal (September 13-15):
Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol, Jiri Vesely and Jan Hajek.
In other words, unless something unforeseen happens Berdych and Stepanek will play the live rubbers.
On the Argentine side, the only thing that's definitive at this stage is that Pico will be on the team.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

On Hold

(Getty Images)

Still no news, no interviews, nothing.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Half Time - Ruiz-Cotorro: We'll Know in a Month

Update (04/07)
News from David's doctor: According to Ruiz-Cotorro, "David is making good progress", even if his recovery from the "double shoulder surgery" (rotator cuff and SLAP lesion) is "slower than his recovery from hip surgery".
As for the semifinal, "the next month will show whether he'll be able to play Davis Cup" (source).

Two months have gone by now since David underwent hip and shoulder surgery.
And about two months from now the Davis Cup semifinal will take place in Prague.
We're at half time, so to speak.
But still none the wiser when it comes to David's actual chances of taking part in the semifinal. Or his plans beyond that weekend in September.
What is known: David returned from his trip to Barcelona on Monday. And the day after, i.e. yesterday, there was supposed to be "news about his physical condition" (source). - But nothing so far.