Monday, March 08, 2010
NALBANDIAN The Hero In Stockholm
His return couldn’t have come in a better time after lengthy lay off in order to rehabilitate his injury. Still nothing was certain as he was still carrying a leg injury right until Thursday. Today David NALBANDIAN was the hero of our Davis Cup team, winning the deciding tie to clinch a 3-2 win for Argentina over Sweden.
Argentina went into Day 3 with a 2-1 lead, but all that was levelled after Robin SODERLING had defeated Leonardo MAYER 7-5, 7-6 & 7-5. With this result, everything was set for remarkable finale as NALBANDIAN step in to take on Andreas VINCIGUERRA.
It was huge risk take by team captain Tito VASQUEZ but which ultimately paid off. NALBANDIAN produced a tight performance to beat VINCIGUERRA7-5, 6-3, 4-6 & 6-4, booking Argentina’s place in the quarter-finals of the World Group with a visit to Russia in July to look forward to.
Goals from Maxi LOPEZ, SAVIOLA and More
Maxi LOPEZ seems to be enjoying life in Italy after scoring for Catania in their 2-2 draw with Cagliari. While in the French league, Alberto COSTA was the saviour for Montpellier after scoring a last minute equalizer against Bordeaux.
Javier SAVIOLA continues his good form in Portugal, as he scored for Benfica in their 3-1 win over Pacos de Ferreira. In Greece, Sebastian LETO was on target for Panathinaikos in their 3-1 win over Levadiakos.
Luis SCOLA Again with a Double-Double
Once again, he is proving to be extremely vital for the Houston Rockets in the absence on their big star as Luis SCOLA was on hand for another NBA double-double. He posted 20 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough for the Rockets as they went down to the Detroit Pistons 107-110.
Sacramento Kings lost to the Oklahoma City Thunders 102-108 with Andres NOCIONI posting just 6 points & 1 steal.