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OK - I know it's not definate yet that David will be 100% fit to play in Athens this year, but thought it was still a good time to start an Olympics thread for news, articles etc. This article comes from the Cordoban newspaper "La Voz del Interior" today, 5th August 2004. Apologies for my translation:-

With Guillermo Coria injured in his right shoulder and already unable to make the Olympic Team, attention in the tennis world has turned to David Nalbandian, who himself has an injury to his elbow,
and will go to Athens having played just one match (against Mikhail Youzhny in the Toronto Masters) in the last 61 days. After his defeat in Canada, the World Number 5 travelled to Miami where he made his
physical recovery and started to play again yesterday. His close circle commented that the withdrawal from Cincinnati this week was
not due just to a simple precaution so as to be in form for the Olympic Games, and it is only today that the 22-year-old will pick up a racquet for the first time. He will travel from Miami to Athens
between Monday and Tuesday, accompanied by his Coach Eduardo Infantino and his brother Javier. They are determined not to miss the opening ceremony. So how will the man from Unquillo respond to the
fast Greek surface? It is an unknown quantity. Since the semifinal he lost to Gastón Gaudio at Roland Garros on clay, he has played only once - against Youzhny. Anyway it is necessary to go back in the
2004 calendar to see what happened to Nalbandian after his return to the circuit from injury. On 6th February he played in the Davis Cup in Morocco against Hicham Arazi who had to retire through injury, but even then everything was complicated for David because of a twisted right ankle which occured while he trained in Agadir. That injury
marginalised him by almost a month, and he returned in Dubai (still in pain) and lost in his debut. Again he was out of the circuit for a
month, although his return was succcessful as he reached the quarterfinals in the Masters Series of Monte Carlo before losing to Coria.

Later, at Roland Garros, het had a small intercostal tear and could not go on to play at Wimbledon. And although he felt he could return in Toronto, he lost in a match were he had held a 4-1 final set
advantage. On the injuries suffered by his pupil and by others on the circuit, Eduardo Infantino said that "One of the problems is that
they are changing their type and each one presents/displays different
characteristics. As far as the circuit is concerned, in the last two years the balls are heavier and the fields slower. And also there is the matter of a demanding calendar with, for example, two Masters
Series following each other". Infantino added that "it is necessary to make things stronger and more organised on the circuit" and he
explained: "Mainly it is down to the individual characteristics of each player. The circuit is complicated by the amount of matches they
have to play, and it's always necessary to adapt to new techniques and have new objectives. We, the Coaches, are trying to obtain the right balance".

While Nalbandian has told him that his latest injury is not severe, Alberto Mancini, captain for the Olympic Games, gave his point of view on the continuous injuries of the players. "At the moment the
system of competition forces people to play too much and for too long and for that reason, many players suffer many injuries, Although some have a greater propensity according to then than others", Luli
aid. And because of these doubts, candles are lit and prayers are
said daily.

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thanks Rosie!
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Yes, thank you! With all the rumors lately we needed a thread like this one!
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Yes, we do!!!! Thanks again, Rosie....
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Yes, we do!!!! Thanks again, Rosie....
Amen...Amen
That's all i have to say
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Re: Olympics

Well, apparently Coria will announce today if he can go or not to the
Olympics. In the meantime Mancini already explain that if he doesn't
make it Zabaleta will replace him in singles and doubles. Since Coria
and David got a WC to play, they can't change the team, so all he can
do is replace Coria with Zabaleta.
The bad news is that they never played together and will not have any
practise till Athens.
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06/08/04
On David's side, everything's OK
Nalbandian started training again in Miami yesterdayt and will go to
Greece on Tuesday.
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pag...p?pagId=808454

While on Coria's side the situation is not the best, David
Nalbandian practised yesterday for the first time in Miami, after
quitting in Cinicnnati because of some pains in the right elbow, a
typic pain that appears after being so long without practise. The
Unquillense didn't want to risk his participation in Athens and even
lost a great possibility of getting a place for the Houston Masters.
Nalbandian is 9 in the Champion's Race and Lleyton Hewitt and Marat
Safin, two of his direct rivals, are facing each other in the QF of
the Master Series. In a chat with El Sello, of TyC Sports, Nalbandian
assured that his participation in the Masters was a fact.

David, his coach Eduardo Infantino and his PT Jorge Trevisan will go
to Greece next tuesday. The bad thing is that Nalbandian only played
1 match-the defeat against Mikhail Youzhny in Toronto-after losing in
SF of RG against Gaudio. There's a good reference though: in october,
after 49 days without playing, he beat Roddick and Henman in Basel. A
nice comeback.
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Thanks for the news Jazz

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well this is a great way to wait the Olympics!!!!

Thanks girls!!!
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Ok, Coria is officially out and Zabaleta in. He'll play doubles with David and also singles. The bad news is that gaudio is in doubt cause he got injured in Cincinnati. He'll decide what to do in a few hours. His replacements can be Calleri or Cañas.
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Ok, Coria is officially out and Zabaleta in. He'll play doubles with David and also singles. The bad news is that gaudio is in doubt cause he got injured in Cincinnati. He'll decide what to do in a few hours. His replacements can be Calleri or Cañas.
To bad if Gaudio can't go either...really bad.
I mean both Calleri and Cañas would do great,i'm sure, if they have to go.
I hope Gaston can make it!!
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Gaudio is officialy out and Calleri in.
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Gaudio is officialy out and Calleri in.
To bad for Gaudio..but Calleri will do great i guess...or hope
Gaudio deserved to go..
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Yeah, I would have liked to see Gaudio there but he injured his heel.
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David,
Good Luck in Greece!
Sorry, I will watch matches only on TV...

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