The Wimbledon seeding was announced and DelPo will play as the 9th seed. Wimby follows an adjusted formula for their seeding, which takes into account a player’s past performance on grass. I had been hoping DelPo would make 8th seed, since he’s only 20 points behind Tipsy in the rankings. However, the knee injury that caused DelPo to withdraw from Queens meant he could not.
The Wimby seedings more or less mirror the rankings. Exceptions: Bernie Tomic, on account of his QF run at Wimby last year, got a nice bump up to 20th seed (his ATP ranking is 27). Feli also got bumped up from no. 17 to no. 14—this is well-deserved, given how well he played last year (although it meant Fer was pushed out of the top 16).
At the Boodles exho, DelPo played against Dolgo and their match had to be suspended at 6-3 2-5 due to rain.
The big man has been practicing at Wimby and he finally updated his FB, with a message: “Hi everyone!! Did you think I’d forgotten about you?? Never!!!! I’m in London…”
DelPo takes a PseudoFed approach to his fans (PseudoFed, who says “I think of each and every one of you, sometimes.” ;))
This is such a quintessential DelPo pose. Nobody lounges on the grass like he can.
Also, I’d posted Coca-Cola’s Olympics ads before, but I hadn’t seen the full 4-minute version of Latin America’s Coca-Cola ad. I thought I’d share it, as DelPo features many more times!
He appears twice in the first 30 seconds, then there’s a super-smiley shot at 3:25. Stay tuned until the finale at 3:48, when DelPo gives an impactful stare. Utterly marketable, is DelPo.
Also, DelPo stayed up past 3 am today to watch his beloved Boca Juniors in action. I should board a plane to London to lecture him about consistent sleeping patterns. Then again, I remember hearing Rafa also wakes up at odd hours in the night to watch Real Madrid. But I’m not sure Rafa uses Internet streams like DelPo did. Also, it’s hilarious that while the rest of the world (including Fer and Boris) stays up to watch the NBA final, DelPo watches his Boca Jrs instead. He lives in his own world 🙂
I will update with a short DelPo-nian analysis of the Wimby draw, when it’s made at 10am (London time).