Friday, November 21, 2008

Quote For The Day

“Many times you take decisions and do what you can but you don’t get a prize. The difference between the two players was very small but I thought Feliciano’s game would adapt better to this surface. Fernando was trying very hard to get his place but Feliciano was slightly better.” -- Emilio Sanchez, Spain's captain


John said...

A tremendous start for Nalbandian but a disappointing ending for Del Potro. That is how you can summarized the overall performance from Day 1.

David Nalbandian was just perfect on every aspect of his game and he could do no wrong. Ferrer did had his moments where I felt that he could pull something, but Nalbandian gave him no room for revival. This was the one of the best performance from Nalbandian that I've seen in a while.

I have to admit that I was expecting Del Potro to give us a 2-0 lead. But I can put the blame entirely on him as he was carrying a minor injury during the game. I'm sure he will look back with plenty determination to win on Sunday.

Now here comes the moment which I fear the most. Just like what happened, it will be the double event that might be crucial for Argentina on their Davis Cup quest. I hope Nalbandian/Calleri can pull something out of this but Spain will have plenty of confidence following Feliciano's win. We'll see how things goes.

In the meantime, please check out my re-cap on the matches from Day 1. Of course, your feedback is highly appreciated.

Craig Hickman said...

Del Potro left the match mentally in the second set and then physically in the third.

I agree about Nalbandian. He was in devastating form.

MMT said...

I don't know that I would put everything down to Del Potro's fitness. Lopez played really well, and I didn't really see any injury issues with Del Potro until the 3rd set was about to end. Maybe he could have staged a comeback had he not been injured, and maybe Lopez would have been too good - at the end of the day Mancini picked him, and he accepted, so I say no excuses.