In Search of Javier Capitaine Replacement
By La Voz del Interior
Among the changes that generated this impasse, is Javier Capitaine’s removal, his physical trainer. During his integration to the team conducted by Eduardo Infantino, David improved his performance.
”Javier Capitaine was highly positive. He got it all, David’s maturity, Capitaine’s contribution, we had a solid team, that’s why he improved. But it was time, there were things that we had to restate and we didn’t agree. Now the idea is to look for someone who can sustain us now”, assured Javier Nalbandian.
–It was a change like Gabriel Markus.
–Exactly. The replacement of Markus for Infantino was highly positive. Infantino is looking for someone who can be his new physical trainer.
The idea is to accommodate the actors to the goals. “We’re going to fight to get the team that David is needing. We always made positive decisions, and we’re gonna do the same now”, said Javier Nalbandian.
Nalbandian: Shuffles Again
By La Voz del Interior
David Nalbandian wants to jumble and shuffle again. Now, in addition to his injury that stopped him in the last few weeks (ankle tendonitis), on Thursday Javier Capitaine, his physical trainer, was removed. His work with the technical team (Eduardo Infantino and Javier Nalbandian) made a great performance of the top ten in 2003.
That’s why now, the player wants to stop that irregularity that conditioned him during all 2003. Also, finding a replacement for Capitaine.
He thought he started well in 2004, nut a tendonitis in his ankle stopped the regularity in the circuit again. The injury started when he trained his ankle in a practice for the DC against Morocco, in February, that got worse while playing the match with Hicham Arazi.
“It’s the flared up tendon. I made a step and it hurt me. All I care about now is being healthy. I withdrew from Miami to be safe and to be a 100% fit for the Davis-said David-. Playing injured is much worse than to stop, recover and play healthy. It’s simple”.
“There might be a lot of causes for his injuries, an accident, a technical or physical problem –assures Javier, his brother and trainer-. Today the exigency level is very high, and the players are very prone to injuries. You have to live it from inside, see the speed, the tension in which they play to notice it. That has repercussions on the body”. We don’t have to rush so we don’t lose.
Being prepared generates the feeling of losing ground. “It’s very worrying. It’s not optimal that a first class player plays half of the tournaments-continues Javier-. But if the pain starts again because of the rush of playing again, we have to start all over again and stop for another three weeks”.
The idea of David’s team is clear: stop until he’s recovered, even if the player wants to start playing again. This is beyond projection, because there’s the risk of stopping for a longer period of time with a worse injury.
And there’s another thing: try to build a stable team according to his goals, to give the player all the tools to repeat all the achievements that he was able to have.