The Elf Wakes Up

(**UPDATE: Juan Martin del Potro wins the 2011 ATP Comeback Player of the Year award.  Within a year, he climbed from his position as no. 485 to no. 11.  It cannot be stated enough how impressive his progression has been this year.  Bravo, DelPo!)

Hola amigos, DELPO HAS FACEBOOK.

(Photo: Juan Martin del Potro FB)

The gentle giant doesn’t know how to create an official website, but he now has a Facebook account.  I’m bursting with pride (Internet takes a long time to learn).  He posted a video where he thanks his family, fans, his team, doctors, and sponsors for supporting him during a difficult year.  He thanks his doctors by name, which is a nice touch.

At 0:52 the camera suddenly does a close-up of his face, as if he’s about to deliver serious news.  Alas, the close-up was only for dramatic effect (…)  The video’s in Spanish, but I’m sure even if he spoke English, I’d still only pick up on half of what he’s saying.  Which is to say that DelPo has the Greatest Voice of All Time.  He sounds the same no matter what language he’s mumbling.

Yesterday, Captain Tito announced Argentina’s DC squad.  The big question now is which rubbers each team member will play.  Some have proposed DelPo play all three rubbers, including the doubles, which I’m not sure is the best idea.  In any case, the team will reunite next week to train together.  Expect some rumblings when Nalby rallies the troops.

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About mariposaxprs

I play favorites with Juan Martin Del Potro, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Gilles Simon and the long line of mercurial talent that drives me to despair in front of the screen at odd hours during the week.
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5 Responses to The Elf Wakes Up

  1. hotel oradea says:

    May I just say what a relief to find someone who really knows what they’re discussing online.
    You certainly know how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    More and more people need to check this out
    and understand this side of the story. I was surprised you’re not more popular given that you
    definitely have the gift.

  2. ariennalee says:

    Again, why did I take German instead of Spanish in High School, why?? The Germans speak better English than most Americans anyway. But it would be so nice to hear JMDP mumble in his mother tongue 😉

    • mariposaxprs says:

      Haha German has its uses–mostly if you follow the WTA players or Boris Becker’s Twitter, but still!

      On his ATP bio, JMDP supposedly speaks Italian too. I would love to hear him mumble in Italian, Spanish, and English. This kind of skill can’t be taught!

  3. queridorafa says:

    Wow, the GVOAT? He’s definitely up there…I dunno though, Rafa’s deep/crackly/scratchy/uniquely Majorcan-tinged voice is pretty irresistible too. Voice-off, perhaps? Maybe right b/f Davis Cup? Congrats to DelPo, for sure–would have been crazy for anyone else to win that one!

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