Davis Cup: Presser at Parque Roca

Team Argentina presser:

Photo: Asociación Argentina de Tenis

Team Argentina.  Keep (not) smiling!  And many wishes sent their way that the rainbow shines over Parque Roca at the end of this year.

Photo: Charly Díaz Azcué

DelPo appears in a short interview where he discusses the upcoming tie.  The reporter makes the mistake of asking DelPo how he feels about returning to clay after almost a year of not playing on it.  Which wouldn’t make sense, because just last December, he was playing on the red dirt.  DelPo does an epic eyebrow raise and corrects the reporter (at 0:25).  How dare you, reporter.  How dare you.

In a longer interview, both DelPo and Nalby spoke about the tie against Croatia.  DelPo reaffirmed his commitment to DC and Argentina. He also clearly states that he has his concomitant priorities on the tour as well, but that in his mind, he’s always playing as an Argentine, representing his country.  I think that’s as fair and clear of a statement as it can get.

Photo: La Nacion / M. Alfieri

Nalby gave an exclusive interview with Télam, where he spoke about ARG’s need to win the three rubbers in order to secure the QF tie.  In his matter of fact way, Nalby said that while the rankings, court surface and home advantage tilted the odds in ARG’s favor, that the tie is won out on the tennis court.  ARG still faces a tough task in defeating Croatia.

Cilic, for his part, mentioned DelPo was playing better and incredible tennis with each match, while Nalby at Davis Cup would be a tough prospect to beat.

The Davis Cup draw will be held at 11AM (local time) on Thursday this week.

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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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2 Responses to Davis Cup: Presser at Parque Roca

  1. queridorafa says:

    LOL on that epic eyebrow raise! Poor reporter–no one wants to be on the receiving end of THAT! I read that apparently they had a big storm last night during the dinner and had to cut it short?! I think everything turned out okay, luckily! The somber team pic is, well…somber–although, I do detect a slight friendliness/twinkle in DelPo’s eye…nope, nevermind. Just looked at it again. Definitely somber.

    • mariposaxprs says:

      Yea, DelPo’s been taking lessons from Rafa on how to do the eyebrow raise. It’s a nice way to sit through a presser, I guess 🙂

      The storm suspended the dinner, but apparently the scene was a bit crazy. Like in a movie, where the glasses are knocking over and everything’s kind of chaotic. Hopefully, it doesn’t mean anything. Somber determination is the way to go, at least until the end of the weekend!!!

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