Saturday, September 20, 2008

David & Del Potro Gives Argentina 2-0 Lead

If there was one place that the REAL David NALBANDIAN will turn up, that has to be at the Estadio Parque Roca. Of course, we should never forget that man of the moment, Juan Martin DEL POTRO. In what was expected to be a tough contest against the Russian, both players made it look so easily to give Argentina a 2-0 lead from Day 1.
NALBANDIAN went in first to face Igor ANDREEV but did had a scary moment in the first set. ANDREEV took a 4-1 lead but NALBANDIAN rallied back to win the game in a tie breaker 7-6. he went on to win the next two sets 6-2 & 6-4.

On the other hand, DEL POTRO did had any trouble dispatching Nikolay DAVYDENKO winning his match 6-1, 6-4 & 6-2. On his Davis Cup debut, he showed no signs of nerves in front of the raucous sellout crowd of 14,000, making DAVYDENKO hustle for nearly every point. Here is an interview with the match winner.
For Day 2, team captain Alberto MANCINI has indicated that he might partner NALBANDIAN and Guillermo CANAS in the doubles match. Now all is left, just for one more win and we are back in the final to face either Spain or USA. Spain are currently leading the other semi-final 2-0.


Seba said...

I'm back home in Buenos Aires!

It's been a few days since I could last see this blog and it looks incredible!

John, you are doing a great job. Lots of articles, lots of news and coverage. Also...lots of comments from our readers. Great to see this.

Looking forward for a clincher in the tennis doubles against Russia.

I have a lot of things to catch up with and I'll be writing in this blog soon.

paula said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love your site and love Argentina too! What great pictures and links.

I am hoping for a Spain/Argentina final for the David Cup but I also won't know who to cheer for then- both teams? Argentina and Spain are my tow favorite countries on this planet (I think I'll be cheering for Argentina, as Spain won the David Cup only a few years's Nalbandian's turn!)

Justin Cohen said...

GREAT article John! I like your writing and was very glad to see Argentina go ahead 2-0.

Nalbandian and Del Potro both came out firing on Day One of Davis Cup in Argentina, which I thought would be the case. The Argentine's haven't lost on home soil in 10 years.

Nalbandian has had a average year so far, but you know he can ALWAYS step it up when he needs to. An example of that was last year when his ranking dipped to the 20's and he then won two straight Masters Series titles to finish the year in the Top 10.

Del Potro has a very bright future if he can keep this high level of tennis up. He has been playing remarkable tennis since Wimbledon. Winning four titles leading up to the US Open and the very impressive winning streak is amazing for someone so young, with not a lot of match experience in the later rounds of tournaments.

I knew both Argentine's would take care of the Russians on Day One, but I didn't expect Del Potro to dismantle Davydenko, so easily.

**Amazing doubles match today! Great effort by Nalbandian and Canas to fight off all the match points and take the match to 5 sets.

I think the Argentine's will do great tomorrow in singles in front a wonderful hometown crowd!**

John--Remember to check out DOWN THE TEE tennis blog! It's updated daily and in the next couple weeks, I will be having **EXCLUSIVE** Player Profile Feature Articles with some of the ATP Tour's rising stars! I'm in the process of interviewing them now.

Keep up the good work with your blog!

Juan y Fer said...

La final Argentina-España cada vez más cerca.
Saludos desde,

John said...

Seba! Welcome back!

I was eagerly waiting to hear from you since the closure of the Paralympics last Wednesday. Now that you're back, do take your time and maybe later on, you might want to share with us on all your Beijing stories.

As always, I'll do my bets to ensure that this blog is updated all the times.

Thanks for the comment Justin.

Unfortunately for us, the pairing could not give the winning point in the double on Day 2. But you know what, I'm sure we will dominate in the singles and book our place in the final.

Yes, I will check out on your blog every now and then. And I hope you will do the same as I would love to hear view from a tennis expert like yourself.

By the way, how about if you allow Seba and myself to give some question for you in case if you're interviewing any of the Argentine players? I hope that's okay with you.

Have a nice day buddy!

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