Saturday, November 22, 2008

Davis Cup Final (Day 2) - Our Double's Fell, Again

I just simply can’t believe what is going on here. Within a day, so many things can happen and from my own perspective, it is not looking good at all. DEL POTRO injury allowed Feliciano LOPEZ to give Spain some edge heading into Day 2. Which is what they’ve got as our double partnership, David NALBANDIAN & Agustin CALLERI fell into hands of LOPEZ and VERDASCO.

As usual, we got the better start winning the first set 7-5 but nothing prepared me for what was about to happen next. The Spanish pair broke serve to win the second 7-5. Then came the all dramatic third set.

Going down at 5-1, our pair rallied back to tie the score at 5-5. Later on it was 6-6 which means we’re heading into a tie breaker. This is where my worst nightmare became a reality. We were 5-1 up and then we let them back into the game from which the Spanish pair won the third set 7-6.

The fourth set just got worst as our pair has seem to lost the way in the game allowing Spain to break us twice. Eventually it all ended with 6-3 victory for the Matador as they take unprecedented 2-1 lead into Day 3.

Just like what happen in 2006, we need NALBANDIAN to give us some hope to take this series into Game 5. After that, it all depends on whether DEL POTRO has the legs to give us the title or whoever that is going to replace him can live up to the expectation.


Roy said...

Some week-end news.

Ayala Scores! Demichelis Scores!

Real Zaragoza vs. SD Eibar
In Spain's second division, El Raton, Roberto Ayala scored for Real Zaragoza in the 73rd minute as they beat SD Eibar 3-0.

FC Bayern Munchen vs. Energie Cottbus
Martin Demichelis scored in the 38th minute before being substituted in the 46th minute as Bayern won 4-1.

Chelsea vs. Newcastle United
Gutierrez and Coloccini started the match against Chelsea. Coloccini played the full 90 minutes where as Gutierrez was substituted in the 77th minute. The match ended 0-0.

Liverpool vs. Fulham
Argentina captain, Javier Mascherano played 65 minutes before being substituted off against Fulham. The match also ended 0-0.

Manchester City vs. Arsenal
Pablo Zabaleta played the full 90 minutes as City beat Arsenal 3-0.

Middlesbrough vs. Bolton
Former Argentina U21 captaina Julio Arca was brought on as a substitute in the 76th minute for Middlesbrough as Bolton beat Middlesbrough 3-1.

Aston Villa vs. Manchester United
Carlos Tevez played 71 minutes before being brought off as Manchester United drew 0-0 with Aston Villa.

Villarreal vs. Real Valladolid
Gonzalo Rodriguez's side lost 3-0 at home to Real Valladolid. Rodriguez picked up a yellow in the 64th minute, but did play the full 90 minutes.

Real Madrid vs. Recreativo Huelva
Gago, Higuain and Saviola all played, while the latter was brought on as a substitute to what seemed to be an injured Gonzalo Higuain. Gago played the full 90 minutes, Higuain was brought off in the 79th minute. Gabriel Heinze is serving a suspension after having gotten a red card last week. Real Madrid won the match 1-0.

Inter Milan vs. Juventus
El Capitano, Cambiasso and the Wall all started the match as Inter Milan beat Juventus 1-0 at the San Siro. Julio Cruz was brought on as a substitute in the 83rd minute and Burdisso was brought on as well 2 minutes later in the 85th minute.

Thats all the information I can get for today. Sorry if I missed anything.

Roy said...
Ayala's goal. It's at the 2:00 minute mark.
Ayala's goal from a fans view.

What a header! Ayala's still got it:)