Saturday, November 12, 2011

"It will be more difficult than in Mar del Plata"

If some Argentines have become notorious for cocky, you can now say that his team for the Davis Cup final against Spain, to be held from 2 to 4 December in Seville, is more cautious. The most passionate about Argentine tennis players David Nalbandian (62 ° in the ATP ranking) has abandoned his outbursts against the press and seems so well trained to speak to the media to handle the racket. When asked if he seeks revenge for the defeat of Argentina to Spain, this time without Rafael Nadal in Mar del Plata in 2008, the now slim player replied: "No. The truth is that it took years, the situations are different, one is the surface (land cement). This series is much harder than it was in Argentina."

In a press conference in Buenos Aires gave Nalbandian, the tennis player elaborated a bit more about who won that final Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano Lopez, David Ferrer, Marcel Granollers: "You always want to win. It happened to us that opportunity. Now we have other. It will be more difficult. We know how hard it is to play with them on clay (clay) there. " Nalbandian, who is recovering from a hamstring injury and reach the Davis Cup final after a month and a week without play official matches, he acknowledged that "playing Rafa on clay is very hard and the rest is a little less hard ".

The King David, 29, admitted that he would like to play not only the two singles but the doubles. "I would play five games, but the regulation does not allow it," he joked. The rest of the team would consist of Juan Martin del Potro (12 °), José Monaco (34 °), Juan Ignacio Chela (30 °) or Eduardo Schwank (146 °). Nalbandian, although not through their best moment is the Argentine talisman for any match of the Davis, where he leaves everything he has, like no other of his countrymen. In his past has the Masters in 2005 and a final at Wimbledon in 2002.

"We know that the candidates (to win) they (the Spanish)," he acknowledged, quiet, Nalbandian. "All we can do is limit to prepare for a battle of five games," he resigned Unquillo Typhoon, his people in the province of Cordoba Argentina. "Anything can happen. In Spain clay has always been a little ahead of Argentina. It is very hard, but we can win all three games, we can also lose them. What is that both countries make a difference in dust brick with respect to the other, "said the temperamental Argentine tennis player.

Nalbandian has returned to training on the track this week. He would have liked to reach the Davis Cup final with games played in the previous weeks, but a hamstring injury in Stockholm in late October kept him out of play. In ten days start preparing with teammates, including Del Potro, who had an alleged fight in 2008 before losing Davis. But Nalbandian denies that conflict: "I do not see many differences. You are armed conflicts," he replied to reporters, calmly.


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