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No DC in 2007

jazz_girl
11-30-2006, 09:45 AM
This is what Barrionuevo, his PT said to Olé:
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=01318971&fecha=20061130
"It's true, it's something we've been talking with David from a while. He needs an urgent rest, from the physical to the mental aspect"
-Will he have a year off from the Davis?
-At first, my idea is for him not to play against Austria in February. I told him, and even if it's a hard decision to make, he has to evaulate it. This year he didn't do a pre-season and after the final he won't be able to do it either because he's playing exhibitions in Cordoba and in the Copa Argentina. He'll just be able to train for one week, because he'll start the year in Chennai, the first week of january.

-Did you talk to Mancini about this possibility?
I told David we have to talk to Luli. My opinion is that he shouldn't play, at least against Austria. He always put the Davis ahead of everything, he never said no. It wouldn't be bad if he didn't play a series. Federer, for example, chooses when to play becaus of his schedule.

-Do you prefer for him to focus in the 2007 season?
Of course, I don't want to happen the same thing that this year, when he had injuries because he didn't do a good preseason. The idea is for him thing what's best for his career. The next 2 or 3 years are key to achieve all the goals he has set to himself.

-Like what?
Including myself, I can say that we own ourselves winning a Grand Slam, is something we want to achieve.. You know what, playing the Davis is great but the dates in which it's played, are always a threat against David's schedule.

Joyce_23
11-30-2006, 10:47 AM
I actually see the point he's making here, David should put his career first but I have a hard time seeing David not playing Davis Cup for a whole year. Not because I want him to play Davis, I just want him to do what he thinks is best for his career, but because of the fact that he loves playing for his country. It will be interesting to see what will happen next year.

gooner88
11-30-2006, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the interview Jazz. :)
Makes for very interesting reading.

krystlel
11-30-2006, 12:35 PM
Yeah, that was an interesting interview. David's decision will probably be influenced by whether they win this final since he probably will want to win the DC even more after being so close. I don't see him not playing the entire year either way. I wonder though, should they both have discussed this earlier so David wouldn't have put his name down for the exhibitions?

sonatinca
11-30-2006, 01:10 PM
Thanks for interesting interview!
What does PT means?

krystlel
11-30-2006, 02:03 PM
Thanks for interesting interview!
What does PT means?
Personal trainer

chabela
11-30-2006, 02:46 PM
Thank you Jazz, I never has time to translate the articles.
I can't understand why DAVID has to play two exhibitions. After Davis Cup, he should rest. About next year, I remember Carlo Moyá's decision about not to play DC, and he become to go down.

:wavey:

sophia_c
11-30-2006, 05:36 PM
Personally i can't see that David will miss Davis Cup!...but I do undertstand that he doesn't need to play all of them, especially the earlier rounds...so we will see what happens in the new season!!

jocaputs
12-22-2006, 01:43 PM
first post in nalbo's forum:wavey: :)
i think david is doing the right choice.
he loves davis cup, but his true dream is winning a slam. if he wants to do so, the next2-3 years are key: he is at the top of his career

Kyla
01-20-2007, 07:48 AM
From yesterday's Clarin:

(David will finally decide whether he plays in Austria or not after his Australian Open and it depends on whether his knee injury is better.)


David podría ir a la Davis


Las dificultades del capitán Alberto Mancini para completar el equipo que enfrentará a Austria por la Copa Davis podrían verse aliviadas. "Es posible que juegue, dependerá de la evolución de mi rodilla", dijo David Nalbandian.

De todos modos el cordobés, que en diciembre le había dicho a Mancini que prefería tomarse un descanso en el primer match del año de la Davis, aclaró que "la decisión la voy a tomar después de que termine de jugar el Abierto de Australia; igual queda al menos una semana de descanso en el medio". El jugador, que estuvo reunido aquí con Luli, aclaró que en su decisión no influirá el hecho de que, por distintas razones, hay varias "bajas" entre los candidatos a ser convocados.

Si Nalbandian viaja a Austria, el cuarteto para jugar por la primera ronda del Grupo Mundial quedaría prácticamente resuelto, porque Mancini tiene ya en carpeta a José Acasuso, Guillermo Cañas y Juan Martín del Potro.

Se descuenta que, en caso de participar, Nalbandian sería el primer singlista.

Kyla
01-23-2007, 07:47 AM
From today's La Nacion:



Ante Austria, un equipo extraño: sin Nalbandian

Hoy, Mancini dará a sus elegidos para medirse con Austria

MELBOURNE (De un enviado especial).– En todo momento David Nalbandian evitó una negativa tajante, pero en su adiós al abierto australiano entregó algunas frases que ratifican su ausencia del conjunto argentino de la Copa Davis, que se medirá del 9 al 11 del mes próximo frente a Austria, en Linz. Primero dijo que tenía dos semanas por delante para recuperarse de su problema físico, pero finalmente admitió: “Hablamos mucho con Luli (Mancini, el capitán) y es obvio que la situación de mi rodilla no es la mejor, iba empeorando partido tras partido y le dije que las perspectivas no eran muy alentadoras. El sabía desde la final de la Copa Davis que vengo con este problema; le dije que si llegaba a estar bien iba a poder jugar, pero con este dolor no es lo ideal”.

Alberto Mancini, el capitán argentino, le informará hoy a la Asociación Argentina de Tenis quiénes serán los elegidos para medirse con Austria. De no mediar un imponderable, los cuatro tenistas serán José Acasuso, Guillermo Cañas, Juan Martín del Potro y el doblista Sebastián Prieto.

“No deja de ser una serie complicada. Si jugábamos en la Argentina, estuviera yo o no, estoy seguro de que ganábamos sin problemas. Pero allá será difícil”, siguió Nalbandian desde Melbourne.

Y en cuanto a las numerosas variantes que sufrirá el plantel expresó: “El año pasado se dio que coincidimos todos en las cuatro series, pero en el 2005 hubo un par de cambios, y ahora también. El calendario es muy exigente y eso hace que a veces se pueda estar y otras veces no. Si la Copa Davis se jugara durante un mes seguido, a lo mejor habría más posibilidades de contar con todos, pero así como se juega ahora no siempre se puede estar dispuesto”. Claro como el agua: no estará en la Copa Davis.

Björki
01-23-2007, 09:02 AM
I dont understand spanish :(

Viken01
01-23-2007, 09:45 AM
well if I summarize, he said that he was injured and he will likely not play the first round but if he's OK there is a probability he could play but at the moment he can't because his knee is hurting him

and the team who will play vs austria will probably be : José Acasuso, Guillermo Cañas, Juan Martín del Potro and Sebastián Prieto

Björki
01-23-2007, 10:19 AM
Thanks Viken01 :)

Tzar
01-23-2007, 12:35 PM
The point of the article is that hes not in great fit, so he wont play.

David NEXT tournament please..
=)

Viken01
01-23-2007, 03:50 PM
The point of the article is that hes not in great fit, so he wont play.

David NEXT tournament please..
=)

according to his schedule it should be buenos aires, but i don't think he'll play there if he is injured. So it will be Indian wells TMS

chabela
01-23-2007, 07:43 PM
according to his schedule it should be buenos aires, but i don't think he'll play there if he is injured. So it will be Indian wells TMS

I think he will play BA. He has a commitment with the tournament ($$$$).

:wavey:

Joyce_23
01-23-2007, 08:45 PM
I think he will play BA. He has a commitment with the tournament ($$$$).

:wavey:

I think he will play it too, money aside. :lol: The tournament is a month away so chances are that he is injury free by then and ready to play. At least I hope he is. He must play more optionals this year if you ask me.

Viken01
01-23-2007, 10:11 PM
I think he will play it too, money aside. :lol: The tournament is a month away so chances are that he is injury free by then and ready to play. At least I hope he is. He must play more optionals this year if you ask me.

yeah he only plays the GS, TMS and some IS. Well i'm glad if he plays in BA but i thought he was going to rest after the AO since BA will take place in 3 weeks, not a lot of time don't you think ?

But you are right he should play more IS tournament... I would like him to play french event like Lyon Marseille or Metz so i can go and see him playing :lol: i was actually planning to go to RG but it's quiet expensive... i guess i will go to Paris TMS and hope he won't retire :o

chabela
01-23-2007, 10:24 PM
I think he will play it too, money aside. :lol:

It's not just only the money, he has said that he wants to play in BA a lot of times, and the tournament has invested a lot of money on him, I think just only if he is very injuried he will not play BA

:wavey:

Galathea
01-24-2007, 11:32 PM
Just in case any modification (because this is David and the DC), now at 9:29 pm Argie time
DAVID NALBANDIAN WILL NOT PLAY THE FIRST TIE AGAINST AUSTRIA.

Mancini will let the press know tomorrow the complete list of the players for this tie.
David, and I repeat now, won't play. Don't know if the press is saying it or not. You have the exclusive ;) . Believe it or not, David wanted to play it and was waiting to see how he was doing from his knee.
The fact that he doesn't play, is good for his recovery, but shows that he's nothing good and it's serious.

So, except a midnight call, David won't play

mnc
03-18-2007, 01:19 PM
FInally, YES DC IN 2007

DC is back. I read today that Manici has informed about the team againts Sweden: David Nalbandian, Guillermo Cañas, José Acasuso and Juan Martin del Potro.

The newspaper said David has asked for more money to play the DC. Kind of weird??? But who knows.

I hope he wins DC this year and starts to focus in the ATP Tour.

sigmagirl91
03-18-2007, 01:20 PM
FInally, YES DC IN 2007

DC is back. I read today that Manici has informed about the team againts Sweden: David Nalbandian, Guillermo Cañas, José Acasuso and Juan Martin del Potro.

The newspaper said David has asked for more mony to play the DC. Kind of weird??? But who knows.

I hope he wins DC this year and starts to focus in the ATP Tour.

Diva!!!

Joyce_23
03-18-2007, 02:06 PM
The newspaper said David has asked for more mony to play the DC. Kind of weird??? But who knows.


I didn't even know you could ask for money when playing the Davis Cup, I always thought players did that out of the goodness of their hearts but I can be a little stupid sometimes...:lol:;)

sigmagirl91
03-18-2007, 02:08 PM
I didn't even know you could ask for money when playing the Davis Cup, I always thought players did that out of the goodness of their hearts but I can be a little stupid sometimes...:lol:;)

And if he doesn't get more money? Will there be hell to pay? Crisis in the motherland? What?

Galathea
03-18-2007, 02:21 PM
Well, the argie team and the money was, is and always will be problematic.
They get paid.. in our case? a ridiculous amount (I wish I got paid that money of course, but for them is nothing compared to normal tournaments). They usually lost money in their participations (David is Moscow was an example)
David is insisting since a lot of time that there's a lot of difference with what other countries pay to their team, and after all, Argentina played SF and F for 3 years in a row.
And the AAT has the money to pay more.
From what I heard and also the press said? David asked more money but he said he was going to play anyways (he even suggested to the other players ask for a raise too).
I couldn't confirm it, but seems the AAT agree to pay more already.
But he was going to play .Don't know exactly what his people told to the AAT to put pressure, but his idea was play more money or not.
This thing is a long issue. And there are several other little things about organization, etc that tends to annoy David (and also Coria in his time).

Kyla
03-20-2007, 10:25 PM
I read today that Manici has informed about the team againts Sweden: David Nalbandian, Guillermo Cañas, José Acasuso and Juan Martin del Potro.


:woohoo: DREAMTEAM! :woohoo:

sigmagirl91
04-02-2007, 10:47 AM
I still maintain that David should not play. Should there be some sort of "policy" that results on the regular tour will earn/assure you of a DC spot? I'm sure such a policy would help David get back on track.

joyk
04-03-2007, 08:17 AM
Well, the argie team and the money was, is and always will be problematic.
They get paid.. in our case? a ridiculous amount (I wish I got paid that money of course, but for them is nothing compared to normal tournaments). They usually lost money in their participations (David is Moscow was an example)
David is insisting since a lot of time that there's a lot of difference with what other countries pay to their team, and after all, Argentina played SF and F for 3 years in a row.
And the AAT has the money to pay more.
From what I heard and also the press said? David asked more money but he said he was going to play anyways (he even suggested to the other players ask for a raise too).
I couldn't confirm it, but seems the AAT agree to pay more already.
But he was going to play .Don't know exactly what his people told to the AAT to put pressure, but his idea was play more money or not.
This thing is a long issue. And there are several other little things about organization, etc that tends to annoy David (and also Coria in his time).
Argentina has one of the best DC teams and if the AAT can give more money they should.