Sunday, November 23, 2008

Davis Cup Final (Day 3) - No Luck for Brave Chucho

Just how much more unlucky we can get? The injury bug just had to hit Juan Martin DEL POTRO at the wrong time and it was BIG lost for us. Then we just had no answer in the double’s match.

Today all eye was Jose ACASUSO as was chosen to face Fernando VERDASCO for the fourth rubber. He had to deliver the most crucial point to keep Argentina’s hope alive in this Final.

The first set was a cruiser for the Spaniard as he got the first break to win the match 6-3. You could just sense that trouble was on the way for us.

But Chucho did not give up instead he fought back really hard to win the next two set. The first in a tie breaker 7-6. The second he twice broke VERDASCO to win 6-4. Suddenly the arena was alive and kicking with hope for something miracle to happen.

But this is where this thing called L.U.C.K was not on our side. The Spaniard got himself a break to win the set 6-3. It was then that Chucho’s tired legs was beginning to reveal itself. There was no turning back for VERDASCO as he won the fifth set comfortably 6-1 to spark a wild celebration among the Spanish crowd.

Well it has been a sad weekend for me to witness this but in the end kudos to Spain for proving that there is more to their team than Rafael NADAL. As for our boys, better luck next time I guess.

1 comment:

van said...

Hey John. That was definitely a tough loss for your guys. Sorry it went that way. There were a lot of good, competitive matches, and like you said, there's always next year!