Monday, November 10, 2008

NADAL won't face Argentina in the Davis Cup final

The world's number 1 in tennis, Rafael NADAL, is living an end-of-season nightmare. After he injured his knee during a match against DAVYDENKO at the Paris Masters Series, he had to pull out of the Shanghai Masters and was working towards a magical recovery to be able to come to Argentina and play the Davis Cup final series against the home team.

Great news for DEL POTRO, NALBANDIAN and every tennis fan in our country, but a sad thing to see. Whether you like him or not, Rafael NADAL is, ranking-wise, the best player these days -with all due respect to Roger FEDERER and everything he has achieved- and not to have him in Mar del Plata for the final is a huge blow also for us, Argentines.

I'm not a hypocrite and I can see that the chances of finally winning that elusive trophy for the first time in history have been increased dramatically for our team, but really, I'm not over the moon with this news as I think it would have been a great thing to see Rafa playing here and to see our two top10 stars battling it out with him.


Juan y Fer said...

it is pity this injury and Argentina will have an easy final
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Do or Die said...

hi Me too think the same as Juan ..
Argetina will have an easy final

Justin Cohen said...

I think with the injury to Rafael Nadal, Argentina should easily win the Davis Cup Final over Spain! It would have been nice to have Rafa play in Argentina since he is the World No. 1 and the GREATEST clay court player, but no matter who Argentina has to beat to win the title, it will be a great accomplishment for all the players on the team and a great celebration for the country of Argentina! Surely, winning the title by defeating Nadal would have been special, but I hope Argentina can stay focused and beat the short-handed Spaniard team! GO ARGENTINA!! I'll be watching in the United States, hoping Nalbandian and Del Potro can play strong and steady tennis throughout the weekend!

By the way, GREAT blog...keep up the good work!

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