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Will David defend the title of Champion?

mtw
10-05-2006, 12:32 PM
Will David defend the title of Champion in Shanghai? He played quite good in Davis Cup. He procedeed small crisis of form a few months ago. He is presently the best Argentinian tennis player. He is one of the not numerous tennis player, who are able to win with Roger. I wish success for David.

gooner88
10-05-2006, 01:23 PM
Will David defend the title of Champion in Shanghai? He played quite good in Davis Cup. He procedeed small crisis of form a few months ago. He is presently the best Argentinian tennis player. He is one of the not numerous tennis player, who are able to win with Roger. I wish success for David.

First of all let's see if he can actually qualify for Shanghai. ;)
I don't know where exactly he is in the race but he needs to improve his game to make it to the Masters. After that anything is possible; I mean who would have predicted that he would win the whole thing last year?

anna10
10-05-2006, 02:09 PM
I agree with Gooner88, qualifying is the first obstacle.

He's currently 8th in the race, but only 1 point ahead of Baghdatis, and 18 points behind 7th place Robredo (adding in the 2 points he's gained so far in Tokyo).

One thing for him is that he has only 1 optional tournament counting now, so he can only gain in Vienna and Basel. Everyone else with a realistic chance, except Federer and Nadal, have 5 optionals counting, so aren't able to gain full value for remaining tournaments and a few will have to get pretty deep to have any gain.

ETA: I've just seen that Robredo won today, so I think he now has a 25-point advantage over David.

krystlel
10-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Yeah, these last few weeks will really be frustrating with such little point difference between the top 10 in the race. It's really annoying at the moment with all the other contenders playing every week while David doesn't even though he has so much to gain. Next week can't come soon enough. I would just really like David to do well in the next few tournaments so it doesn't have to be so nervewracking. However, I think he should be able to make it with some decent results.

In terms of optionals:
Blake doesn't have much to gain from here. However, he seems to be playing well and could get far in the Masters Series events. I've never noticed him do that well indoors before that tournament he won last week.
Robredo has 3 points and 8 points as his last two optionals but he's probably playing 2-3 optionals so he has quite a lot to gain.
If Baghdatis wasn't injured at the moment, it would have made things much more difficult. I think he's out for 3 weeks(?). He has much to gain.
Ancic shouldn't be able to gain much more than 30 points in optionals. Hmm, I only just realized he was playing Tokyo this week.

LynnSarah
10-06-2006, 07:57 AM
I bought a ticket several months ago.I really want to cheer for him on the scene.
David ,I'm waiting for you in Shanghai.

Kiank
10-06-2006, 08:29 PM
It depends on what's in Davidís brain right now:

Option 1: Iím focused on tennis, Iím training really hard. I am carefully watching how Robredo, Blake, Baghdatis, Ancic and others are doing in the race. I will be all right after a strong performance at Vienna, Basel, Madrid and Paris.

Option 2: I am invited at a asado party this afternoon. I donít think I can go to fishing tomorrow. Car racing next week, sounds good. Damn, looks like Iíve gained 5 kilos... Thatís ok, Iíll get back in form couple of weeks before the Davis Cup final.

Mili
10-07-2006, 11:29 AM
It depends on what's in Davidís brain right now:

Option 1: Iím focused on tennis, Iím training really hard. I am carefully watching how Robredo, Blake, Baghdatis, Ancic and others are doing in the race. I will be all right after a strong performance at Vienna, Basel, Madrid and Paris.

Option 2: I am invited at a asado party this afternoon. I donít think I can go to fishing tomorrow. Car racing next week, sounds good. Damn, looks like Iíve gained 5 kilos... Thatís ok, Iíll get back in form couple of weeks before the Davis Cup final.


Haha, I couldn't stop laughing after reading this. But I really hopes he choses the first. Cause we all want to see him play at the Masters. And hopefully his performance in the future tournements will be good...no not only good...but great!