Peeps, OMG I got a good laugh!!!!!! In the news on NTV+Sport they showed the preparations for the DC!!! Dunno if anyone else saw this. First they showed the Chileans who already arrived and for the first time tried the courts at Olimpiisky/Olympic however you like to call the Sports Arena. They interviewed Fernando and Nando said the courts were really fast and they in Chile are more used to slower clay courts. Nando looked good. Long hair.
Then the Russians came to train. And OMG OMG - Marat with hair like he hadn't combed it since he got out of bed.
When he was hitting the hair looked a bit better.
He sat on the floor courtside when Nando came and they shook hands for very long and exchanged some warm hellos. For all Zhenya fans - Zhenya was there hitting and, well, cannot say if he's over 105 kg but he looked prettttty big.
I'm not the best person to judge, he had a "windbreaker" or jacket on or how you call it, but yeah, that was hilarious. He really seems to have problems keeping weight under control without playing tournament tennis every week. As for the Russian team they said the only problem was that Misha's knee was hurting again, then Misha said that he knew only Nando from the Chilean team, had only heard the names of the other players but they didn't show him saying anything about his knee. OK, that's all from the short news clip, the main thing - Marat & Co training already.