(**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.
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.