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.
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.