Re: The "Say What You Want" Thread....
I posted it in the Yahoo group, and I wasn't gonna post it here, but then I thought you'd like to read it:
There was a really long interview on tv today in which david talked
for an hour and a half about everything!
The interview was in a park in Unquillo, it was a barbacue and David
arrived in his rally car. He said that he loves the rally world
although he's not ready to participate in a race. He's been loving
the rally even before he saw a raquet. That his dad hates this things
and that they usually argue about it, although his mom defends him.
Mainly because nothing can scare her nowadays. Rally is just a hobby
and he started playing tennis cause it was his passion, and he still
enjoys it now.
He also said that he started playing tennis because of Becker, he was
the main reason. He started watching tennis when Becker won his first
GS and he was hooked ever since. His family and some friends started
building a tennis court when he was very little but no one wanted to
play with him, but he insisted so much that his brother Javier tought
him. He also said that Dario sucks! LOL Dario was there and he
laughed a lot.
Tennis was a huge sacrifice in his career, he had to leave school
when he was 15, although his parents didn't want him to. But he
didn't have much time to study and out of 14 subject he didn't pass
12. Do he dropped out. He played his first tournament in Cordoba when
he was 8 and the lost the final, the same thing happened in his
second tournament and with the same kid. He wanted the revange but
never saw that kid again.
Tennis was a huge sacrifice and is very thankful to his family for
all the support and he kept mentioning that his brother Javier was
always with him.
He doesn't like Buenos Aires too much, when he gets to Argentina
first he goes to Unquillo and then to Bs As, that city is too fast
for him. When he travels he misses his family, friends, cars...
When he's not playing tennis he misses it, especially if he's out
because of injury, like it happened in Wimbledon. He followed it on
tv, but it was hard.
He said the right decision not playing in Wimbledon, because after
that exhibition he knew he couldn't play.The key is to choose the
right tournaments to play, although it's still very hard. Especially
because of doping. He must be terrible careful, if he has a cold he
has to call the tournament doctor first, and if everything is ok he
can take an aspirin. It's too hard.
His training now is: gym in the morning, then 45 minutes of aerobic
gym, a little rest, 1 hour running, 1 hour of tennis. He says that he
really hates running, it's the worst for him and always asks
Trevisian not to run without any success and that he prefers not eat
at all than having to run. He's doing a diet now, although is not too
He never watches his matches, he doesn't like it at all. He did it
when he was a kid, and maybe now but just in especific points.
He misses the old days when he was a kid and played in a team to
represent Cordoba, a lot of families travelled with him and he won
several times there.
He realized he could do big things when he was 12 and went to Miami
with Coria to play the Orange Bowl. They went there without speaking
the language and they were totally lost.
His first goal was to be among the best 100, then 50, 20, 10 and that
now it's obvious what he wants. He knows that it's possible and he
Federer: he's a great player and the reason he could beat him so many
times was that his backhand wasn't that good and David always tried
to make him use it. He has improved a lot, but he's beatable. He says
that many players are scared of him and that's why they don't play at
their best when they're facing Roger. He has a very strong mind.
Roddick: He's a cheater (and laughed) no one wants to play him nor
Agassi in the US because every close call goes to them and it's not
fair. He also said that Roddick never said hello to him and was one
of the worst people in the circuit along with Hewitt and Kafelnikov.
But now Roddick at least says hi to him.
His best friends in the tour, apart from Guille are Younes and the
Spaniards like Moya and Ferrero.
His funniest memory is when Mercedes Benz lent Safin a car and he
took David to a ride, Marat crashed the car and made a HUGE argument
with the Mercedes people, it was hilarious.
He says that he does have a girlfriend, that she's from near there
(he meant from Cordoba).
It's very hard to have friends in the circuit, although Guille is his
closest friend. They've played like 50 matches against each other,
and it's even. he's excited about playing the Olympics with him and
although they haven't practsied he knows that if they play a couple
of matches everything will be fine cause they know each other too
His favourite surface is hard, he doesn't like grass that much, and
clay is his least favourite. The GS he wanst to win the most is
Wimbledon, then the US Open and there's a tie between RG and
Australia. he can't understand why Henman didn't win Wimbledon
already, and he was surprised to see Gaudio winning RG but he's sure
he deserved it.
He's 100% sure he'll play Houston and he totally counts on that.
He says that his style is very similar to Agassi's although the goes
to the net more often. he's trying to improve his service and trying
to attack more.
He loved his armeninan grandfather because he gave it all for him.
The most difficult player for him to face is Hewitt, although it does
varies from surface to surface.
he usually doesn't hear when people cheers for him cause he's very
focused, although he does in the DC, and he's sure Argentina will win
it several times.
He'll follow football, jose meolans and the female hockey in the
Olympics, although he knows he'll have to be very concentrated.