Juan wants the salad bowl!!! 2008 Davis Cup Thread - Page 4 - MensTennisForums.com
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #46 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 04:50 PM
Registered User
 
RogiFan88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,729
                     
Re: Juan wants the salad bowl!!! Argentina vs. Russia <> Davis Cup Semis

Juan Martin is definitely THE in-form guy now... missed him in TO, that's for sure... but w Franco Davin, they have done a fantastic job! Very smart strategy!!

Hopp Rogi! Go Gonzo! Allez Gasquet!

Más vale maña que fuerza -- proverbio español
"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
"He's so charismatic." - Marcos Baghdatis
RogiFan88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #47 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 09:21 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
kai.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: N.Hollywood
Age: 26
Posts: 10,533
                     
Re: Juan wants the salad bowl!!! Argentina vs. Russia <> Davis Cup Semis

Delpo the giant is Argentina’s new hero

Today – Tuesday 23 September 2008 – is an important day in the life of Juan Martín del Potro. It’s his 20th birthday. If someone had told him two and a half months ago that he would be celebrating his birthday as world No 13 and Argentina’s new sporting hero, he would not have believed them, but he turns 20 with his picture all over his country’s newspapers. Some have even likened him to Argentina’s top football star Lionel Messi – rich praise indeed in such a soccer-mad country.

Those newspapers were in no doubt about del Potro’s timely arrival on the Argentinian tennis scene. Although he made his Davis Cup debut last year, winning a decisive fourth rubber against Austria’s Jürgen Melzer, del Potro hadn’t played in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas for 17 months until last weekend. By then he had made himself indispensable to his country.

It all really began the week after Wimbledon. He won the title on the clay of Stuttgart and then a week later won in Kitzbühel. Good progress, but nothing remarkable. Then with the rest of the world in Beijing at the Olympics, he won Los Angeles and Washington. A run to the quarterfinals of the US Open took his unbeaten streak to 23 matches, but while it ended there in defeat to Andy Murray, it had also taken him to a career-high ranking of 13.

That made him an automatic selection for the Argentina team to face Russia, but the South American nation still considered David Nalbandián as its tennis hero. Nalbandián had never lost a Davis Cup rubber at home – singles or doubles – until last weekend, and was thought to have his nation’s destiny in his hands. But not so.

Del Potro seemed slightly mesmerised by his level of play after beating Nikolay Davydenko 61 64 61 on Friday, and was even more so after coming to Argentina’s rescue in beating Igor Andreev 64 62 61 in the live fifth rubber that saw Argentina through to November’s final. But then this is a gentle giant – he stands 1.98 metres (6ft 6in) in his bare feet, and roars like a lion when he’s on court. But off it he is gentle and humble. “I’m living the dream,” he said after beating Andreev, “and I want to enjoy this moment because I can’t be sure it will happen again.”

If that’s a great attitude for someone still a teenager, he has to be prepared for it to happen again in two months’ time. By 21 November, the first day of the final, Del Potro will be Argentina’s No 1 player. He is currently 13th, second to Nalbandián’s 7th, but Nalbandián’s ranking is almost exclusively made up of three tournaments at the end of last year which will have slipped off his points total by the Davis Cup final. In current Race positions (the ranking based on this year’s results alone), Del Potro is 10th and Nalbandián 22nd, which means Del Potro won’t have to face the world No 1 Rafael Nadal on the opening day of the final. That could be crucial to Argentina’s chances of lifting the Cup for the first time.

Del Potro, who plays with the same Wilson racket as Roger Federer, hails from the city of Tandil, south-east of Buenos Aires. Known as ‘Delpo’, he had a veritable army of Tandillenses out in force in the Parque Roca at the weekend, chanting ‘Delpo Delpo’ as their hero roared himself to victory. By Sunday night he was not just Tandil’s hero but the whole country’s, a fact the press was happy to play up.

“Thank goodness del Potro came good when he did,” said one Argentinian journalist during the fifth rubber of last weekend’s semifinal. It seems an odd comment about a country with seven players currently in the top 100, but since the era of 2003-04 when Argentinian players dominated the claycourt circuit (the 2003 Hamburg Masters had Nalbandián, Coria, Gaudio and Calleri as the four semifinalists, and the 2004 French Open had Nalbandián, Coria, Gaudio in the semis and a Coria-Gaudio final), Argentina has lacked serious world-beaters. Now it appears to have another one in Juan Martín del Potro.

Whether he can win the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas on his own is unlikely. Spain has a formidable doubles team in Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez, a pair that certainly seems stronger than any pair Argentina can put together, so if they win the doubles, Argentina would have to beat Nadal at least once to win the Cup. If del Potro keeps up his current form, you have to believe it’s just possible.

At various points over the past weekend, the crowd in the Parque Roca included a who’s who of modern Argentinian tennis. José-Luis Clerc, Gaston Gaudio, Mariano Zabaleta, Guillermo Coria, Gabriela Sabatini, Paola Suárez, Juan Monaco and José Acasuso were all there at the invitation of the Argentina Tennis Assocation (AAT), as was Lucas Arnold Ker, the former doubles player who has battled back from cancer providing a heart-rending sight with his son Ignacio on his knee. Regardless what happens in November’s final, in years to come del Potro will no doubt receive his invitation to Davis Cup ties. But that’s for the future – the legend he is building is still only in its infancy.


http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsart...rticleid=14753
kai. is offline  
post #48 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 10:15 PM
Registered User
 
Oksan4ik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: in Gonzalo's house
Age: 23
Posts: 2,791
                     
Re: Juan wants the salad bowl!!! Argentina vs. Russia <> Davis Cup Semis

"Delpo the giant" - sounds cool

nice article,thnx

Andy Murray


~ Ferrero ~ Massu ~ Verdasco ~ Lopez ~ Ferrer ~


Gasquet | Roddick | Simon
Oksan4ik is offline  
post #49 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-29-2008, 10:54 PM
Registered User
 
DJ Soup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,049
                     
Re: Juan wants the salad bowl!!! Argentina vs. Russia <> Davis Cup Semis

I dont like "Giant"
The Tower from Tandil is cooler
DJ Soup is offline  
post #50 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Hendu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,791
                     
Doing what Vilas didn't - Vamos Delpo! - Davis Cup final thread!!!

DAVIS CUP FINAL
ARGENTINA - ESPAÑA


21 - 23 November 2008
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.



¡Vamos!


Day 1: 13.00 hours local (15.00 hours GMT)
Day 2: 14.00 hours local (16.00 hours GMT)
Day 3: 12.00 hours local (14.00 hours GMT)


Surface: Hard (Acrylic) - Indoors

Ball Type: Head ATP Hard Court

Davis Cup Site

Estadio Islas Malvinas:


Stadium Capacity: 11,132 (not really, 9500)


The teams:



Del Potro, Juan Martin (#9)
Nalbandian, David (#11)
Acasuso, Jose (#48)
Calleri, Agustin (#60)
Mancini, Albero (Cap.)



Ferrer, David (#12)
Verdasco, Fernando (#16)
Lopez, Feliciano (#31)
Granollers, Marcel (#56)
Sanchez Vicario, Emilio (Cap.)



Head to Head:

ESP d. ARG 3-2 in ESP World Group - Semifinal
Palacio de Deportes Jose Martin Carpena, Malaga, ESP Clay (O) 19 Sep - 21 Sep 2003

ESP d. ARG 3-1 in ESP Europe - Quarterfinal
Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona, Spain Clay (O) 29 May - 31 May 1926


Vamos Delpo!!!

Last edited by Hendu; 11-17-2008 at 05:57 PM.
Hendu is offline  
post #51 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 11:24 AM
Registered User
 
Getta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 12,983
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Juan Martín wants the Davis Cup!!!

¡Vamos Juan Martín!


Vamos, vamos Argentina,
vamos, vamos a ganar,
que esta barra "bullanguera" ,
no te deja, no te deja de alentar.




Yes, its use has spread to tennis as well.
Getta is offline  
post #52 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 11:32 AM
Registered User
 
skywater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 497
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Vamos Delpo! - Davis Cup final thread!!!

vamos juan~~~
skywater is offline  
post #53 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 10:18 PM
Registered User
 
RogiFan88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,729
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Vamos Delpo! - Davis Cup final thread!!!



http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/t...o/1184710.html

http://www.loscalzonesdenadal.com/


Hopp Rogi! Go Gonzo! Allez Gasquet!

Más vale maña que fuerza -- proverbio español
"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
"He's so charismatic." - Marcos Baghdatis
RogiFan88 is offline  
post #54 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 12:02 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
kai.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: N.Hollywood
Age: 26
Posts: 10,533
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Juan Martín wants the Davis Cup!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Getta View Post
¡Vamos Juan Martín!


Vamos, vamos Argentina,
vamos, vamos a ganar,
que esta barra "bullanguera" ,
no te deja, no te deja de alentar.




Yes, its use has spread to tennis as well.

bullan WHAT????
kai. is offline  
post #55 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 12:34 AM
Registered User
 
Getta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 12,983
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Juan Martín wants the Davis Cup!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kai_soad View Post
bullan WHAT????
Forget it... Let's change it to "quilombera".

Getta is offline  
post #56 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Hendu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,791
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Juan Martín wants the Davis Cup!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kai_soad View Post
bullan WHAT????
It seems you are too young...

I remember my grandmother using that word.

In the song, with time it got changed with the much more emphatic Argentinism "quilombera".
Hendu is offline  
post #57 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Hendu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,791
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Vamos Delpo! - Davis Cup final thread!!!



According to Juan Martín, the surface is faster than the one of the Masters Cup and AMS Paris.



Hendu is offline  
post #58 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-20-2008, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Hendu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,791
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Vamos Delpo! - Davis Cup final thread!!!

Delpo will play the second rubber on Friday, against Feliciano Lopez.

¡Vamos!
Hendu is offline  
post #59 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 08:09 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
kai.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: N.Hollywood
Age: 26
Posts: 10,533
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Vamos Delpo! - Davis Cup final thread!!!

pleasee no more vamos

is "jeta"
¬¬ 1-1 :S
kai. is offline  
post #60 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 02:05 AM
Registered User
 
skywater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 497
                     
Re: Doing what Vilas didn't - Vamos Delpo! - Davis Cup final thread!!!

he try but he is too tired
can he play the next match?
skywater is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome