I picked up the paper today and to my great delight discovered it had a huge picture of David Ferrer on the back cover and a article about him its a pretty nice read i’ll share it with you folks here…
For you folks at home who dont speak the spanish so much allow me to give you the gist…or you could just google translate it but whatever.
Delpo has decided not to play the Davis Cup AT ALL in 2013 because there is a lot he wants to focus on new goals in the new year. His main goals for 2013 are to win another grand slam and reach number 1 (pfft easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!) and in more general terms stay healthy stay active and injury free.
Bascially Delpo is going a round about way of saying “I want to focus on Me, Myself & I” right now because I’m a young gun and now is my time, davis cup comes later.
Apparently Jaite tried to convince him to change his mind (according to this source anyway others have it that Delpo said ‘I want to play’ after the Dec 10 deadline and Jaite said “sorry to late..but our doors are always open to you”)
He does mention that ‘communication’ is perhaps not his strong point and that maybe his silence and reluctence to speak up has sometimes hurt him
Delpo touches on the fact that just because he will not play Davis Cup for Argentina doesn’t mean he loves his country any less or is proud to represent it any less either and mentions the proudest moment of his life was being on the podium and the Olympics with the Argentinian flag flying high.
He does kind of skirt around the whole “issue” during the last davis cup match against the Czechs where there was a lot of ‘controversy’ surrounding him and Jaite and the fact that Delpo apparently doesn’t really like him all that much…
But goes on to say his team (Franco Davin and Martiniano Orazi) are pretty much the only guys he needs by his side (nawwww)
When asked how it felt to be booed and hissed at by some of his country men for pulling out of his last Davis Cup match he goes on to say that occasionally these things happen and he understands some people feel the pain and disappointment of losing and don’t otherwise know how to act, but he said that the majority of people still embraced him as he left the stadium and people still show him affection wherever he goes.
He understands that his decsion will upset some, but “others will support me, because they see that this is the dream of a boy of 24 who wants to fight for a place at the top.”
Would you checked this hot gossip out!!
Thats the spanish version but for you guys i’ll give you the abridged English version…
Apparently Mr. Juan Martin Del Potro has been a rather bad boy and gone and done the dirty on his girldfriend Stephanie Demner with another woman…who kind of has a face that looks about as tough as a piece of week old jerky…¡Qué Horror!
As the story goes Delpo has been chatting to this other woman for quite sometime…feeding her the same lines his apparently been saying to others, he generally called her up to 5 times a day just to chat and confess how much he cared for her, she meanwhile thought every things was lovely and she cooked for him and had deep and meaningful conversations with him because thats what Delpo wanted…not just sex.
However the sh*t hit the fan when she found out that Delpo already had a girlfriend! …a fact that she knew nothing about! Gasp!!
Then we find out that meanwhile Delpo’s girlfriend Miss Stephanie Demner found out he had been cheating on her with this other woman and said “Enough!” and has decided to leave him, after being together for 3 years…and as the story goes even though this is not the first time Delpo has been unfaithful to her!! Shocking!!
Then this other woman was so hurt and devestated by this shocking betral she just had to rush to the nearest media outlet who would listen to her story and reaveal a conversation she had with delpo that was a tad ‘spicy’….
Truth or the storyline for a horrible but kind of addictive latino telenovela?
You decide! :)
I do have to say though if its true…im judging Delpo quite harshly…not because of the ‘cheating’ but the fact that the woman he ‘cheated’ with is horrible looking compared to his very pretty girlfriend….its like why would you go out of your way to get cheap grisly econo-budget steak when you could stay home and have prime rib every night?
(is that wrong to compare the woman with cuts of meat? It feels kind of wrong but it gets my point across so we’ll go with it…)
So each and every year as a GS rolls around Hewitt goes through about a 2 week faze of ‘relevance’ here in Australia, basically all the other times of the year no one really cares or speaks about him much (except for the occasional DC comment or whenever Tomic stuffs up and lleyton shares his opinion on the matter) and this faze of all knowing-ness and almighty-ness reaches its zenith pretty much every January when the Aus Open comes to town…
And so as I opened the paper today I was not at all suprised to see and interview with Hewitt one of the highlights of the sports lift out….some parts of it are quite interesting, well to me anyway (when you read it try and guess which parts…its not hard)
And so if your at all interested here is the aforementioned interview in all its waffling kind of inane glory…Read on..
Cool news for next years Aus Open!
Though persoanlly I dont like the idea of indoor practice courts…and i don’t really get the point i mean if the tournaments outside in the heat, why would you practice your game inside out of the elements? Wouldn’t it be better to get adjusted? I dunno but Hell Yeah to having a third roof installed…US Open folks take note we now have 3 roofs.. count them THREE you have ZERO and that’s poor form man, really poor form *shakes head*
Not entirely sure how reliable this “source” is but here is a short little interview with Delpos girl..whose name is Stephanie Demner
(in both Spanish and English…which I translated so if its wrong oops my bad)
There was a brief mention of Delpo thanking her during his ‘victory speech’ after wining the medal at the Olympics but she claims she never even heard it…the interview goes on…
—Te mencionó agradeciéndote por ser “su compañera”
—No lo llegué a escuchar. Sí sé que habló en Radio 10 y dijo que se quería casar, tener hijos y vivir en Tandil conmigo. ¡Qué amor, ja, ja!
He mentioned you by thanking you for being is partner (girlfriend companion etc…)
-No I did not hear it. I know he spoke to radio 10 and said he wanted to get married and have kids and live in Tandil with me. What a sweetheart! “lolz”
—¿Te gustaría a vos?
—Sí, sí, lo amo… Obvio que es mi sueño formar una familia con él.
Would you like to do that?
-Yes of course, I love him. Obviously it is my dream to start a family with him.
—Se ve que están bien, no es poca cosa que él te recuerde luego de ganar una medalla en los Juegos Olímpicos
—Y… hace dos años que agradece a su familia y amigos. ¡Ya me tocaba a mí! (se ríe).
It’s no small thing that he thinks of you after winning an Olympic medal
-Well… he’s been thanking his family and friends for two years now. This time it was my turn! (laughs)
It turns out (to give a little background to her) they have been together since Febuaray 2010 and Delpo repeatedly went after her and she kept turning him down!! (crazy!) but persistence paid off and Delpo got the girl shes studying ‘Media and Entertainment Management’ and models everything from shoes to swimwear from underwear to handbags and jewelry …so congrats to them
and that just about does it for me and my creeper investigating on the subject :)
Jaun Carlos Ferrero may have retired from the ATP tour but the Spaniard could be back on tour next year as a coach.
The fromer world no. 1 lost to good friend Nicolas Almagro in straight sets on Tuesday and then revealed that he most likely will be coaching Almagro next year.
“There’s a good chance that I will be travelling with Nico to a few tournaments next year, maybe as a coach. It was nice to play my last match against him,” commented Ferrero following the loss.
Speaking of his relationship with Almagro, Ferrero said, “When I first saw the draw, I was really not happy because he was one of the few players I didn’t want to play. We’re best friends, we practise together, and Nico is also trying to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. I was really not happy, but then, the nice side of it is that I played my last match against a very important person for me, a great friend.”
“There’s a good chance that I will be travelling with Nico to a few tournaments next year” If he does come along with Nico that means we wouldnt even have to miss him for to long at all!
I mean sure he wouldnt be on a tennis court technically but he’d still be alive in the tennis world and all….
“The Argentine has one constant reminder of the greatest achievement of his career so far. He has kept three of the rackets with which he won the US Open.
“I never play with them now,” he said. “I travel with them to some tournaments, but I try to use different rackets because those are very special for me.”
Does he feel he might want to use them again? “Just in case, yes. If I play in another Grand Slam final maybe I will use them.”
What would you find if you were to rummage through Juan Martin del Potro’s tennis bag this week? The usual collection of spare grips, vibration absorbers and shiny new Wilson rackets. But also one bashed-about tricolour model – decorated in red, black and white – that he has been carrying around for several seasons.
Del Potro has a strong personal attachment to the three surviving rackets from his 2009 US Open campaign. As superstitious as he is meticulous, he has been hoarding them as lucky charms, mementoes of the fortnight where he beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in successive matches to lift his first grand slam trophy.
“I have good memories from those rackets,” Del Potro told The Daily Telegraph. “I travel with them but I am using different ones from day to day. I have confidence with that racket, so I bring them just in case. If I play in a final — maybe a grand slam final — I will use it again.”
As one of only four men to have landed a major title since 2005, Del Potro finds himself in a unique position, D’Artagnan to the Three Musketeers. The others — Nadal, Federer and Novak Djokovic — are all automatic entries in the Hall of Fame, whereas Del Potro has not yet made it back to a grand slam semi-final, let alone won another event.
Will he remain a one-hit wonder? It seems unlikely when you look at the heavy ordnance he delivers, particularly with his open-chested, long-levered forehand. He uses lead tape to add weight to the head of the racket, which he rips through the ball with a violent flick of the wrist.
That shot is a phenomenally powerful weapon, but it also places serious strain on his body, which may help to explain why Del Potro dropped off the ATP tour for most of the 2010 season. He developed tendinitis in that right wrist, a chronic injury that eventually required surgery. His ranking plummeted from No 4 in the world all the way down to No 485, and it has taken him more than a year to work his way back into the top 10.
What did he do to keep himself sane, as he sat at home in Argentina, counting off those long weeks and months of rehab? “I watched soccer, all the matches,” he said. “Boca Juniors is my favourite team. I really like sport, and I follow friends who play soccer all over the world. [The closest being Martin Palermo, the former Argentina striker.] I enjoy meeting with them, and talking about the difference in our sports.”
At the same time, Del Potro was in regular contact with Federer, Nadal and other leading players. “They sent me emails and texts, when I had my wrist problem,” he said. “I was really proud for that because the best players in the world were thinking about me and they were worried about me getting better. That means you are doing a good job and you have friends among the players also.”
These attempts to lift Del Potro’s spirits reveal how much camaraderie exists between the supposed rivals at the top of the men’s game. And they also give an indication about his popularity in the locker room.
Although you could draw parallels between Del Potro’s injury and the glandular fever that has sidelined Robin Soderling for the past year, it is hard to see too many postcards dropping on the doormat of the abrasive Soderling, a man who has succeeded in winding up everyone from Nadal to Andy Murray over the years.
Admittedly, Del Potro also had a run-in with Murray at the BNL Internazionali in Rome, where he alluded to many years of junior confrontations by remarking, “You and your mother are always the same”.
But his little outburst was quite out of character, and the two players have since made up, with Murray contributing to the flood of “Get well soon” messages in Del Potro’s inbox.
It must be hard to fall out with Del Potro for long, because he has a sleepy-eyed good humour that seems at odds with his intimidating physical presence.
To look at him — a 6ft 6in pillar of a man, with biceps like steel hawsers — you might imagine that he was one of the villains from WWE’s WrestleMania. But in fact he is a gentle creature, with no particular desire to seek notoriety or renown. He would love to hide away in the crowd, if only it were possible for such a human monolith to do so.
His self-effacing manner extends to his soft-speaking voice, as slow and deep as a tape recorder with depleted batteries. And when he notched that landmark victory at Flushing Meadows, his response was hardly that of a natural showman: rather than shouting or screaming, he lay down on the ground and wept, until you couldn’t tell whether it was sweat or tears dripping off his chin.
When Del Potro watches other sports, he finds himself gravitating towards kindred spirits, performers who get the job done quietly and professionally. To take one example, he has a big wrap — as the Australians like to say – on Jonny Wilkinson, the former England fly- half.
“I like his game,” Del Potro explained. “I know many Argentinian players but Wilkinson is one of the best in the world. I have his shoes. It’s a big memory for me. He signed them also.”
It so happens that Del Potro’s father was a semi-professional rugby player in Argentina, while Wilkinson is a huge tennis fan who admits that it was his second-favourite sport while he was growing up. The two men have spent some time together and developed a strong rapport.
So does Del Potro share Wilkinson’s “never-satisfied” approach to sport, his obsessional search for improvement? “The best players do that, in all the sports,” he says. “Federer, Nadal, me – we want to be perfect all the time and we work for that. When you win, when you lose, you have to take the good things and the worse things, things you can improve. Talk with your coach and try to be perfect in the future.”
It must have been hugely stressful to combine such intense drive with the slow route back to fitness, especially when Del Potro felt he couldn’t trust his own body. “For six or seven months, it was tough to not be scared any more about my wrist,” he says. “But now I am feeling more relaxed.”
With any luck, the worst is now behind him. At the French Open last week, Del Potro turned the clock back to 2009 with a powerhouse performance in his quarter-final against Federer. He was strafing the ball low over the net, bullying the world’s most agile and inventive player with his sheer weight of shot.
But then the condition of his bandaged left knee seemed to deteriorate, inhibiting his movement around the court. The match changed direction rather more decisively than Del Potro himself, and he wound up losing in five sets.
Still, he was typically philosophical afterwards, saying “I’m feeling it [the knee] a bit right now, but I really want to start playing at Queen’s. I have a game to be dangerous for all the players, because I like to serve and volley.”
If he can sort out his latest niggle then it may not be long before he is unzipping that bag and pulling out one of those three- year- old rackets — museum pieces, by the innovation-hungry standards of the locker room — for another tilt at a major final.
Juan-Martin Del Potro is a football fan. Of the Argentinean team Boca Juniors, to be precise. For the world no.9, happiness would be… feeling the grass of La Bombonera Stadium between his toes.
How did you become a fan of Boca Juniors?
I’ve loved the team since I was a kid. My family supports Boca, so for me it was a matter of course. I love the colours on their shirts, the stadium, the fans…
Which match left the biggest impression on you?
It was probably the Intercontinental Cup final in 2000 against Real Madrid (Boca won 2-1). The match was in Tokyo and I was like a madman in front of my TV! I’ll remember that match for a long time.
Whose autograph would you like on your Boca shirt?
Martin Palermo’s. My dream has already come true, I already have his autograph. Martin Palermo is a friend of mine. What more can you ask for?
How would you feel about having Diego Maradona cheer you on for a match?
I’d love it! I’ve already met him and had a chat with him. He likes tennis, and he knows his stuff actually. Diego is a hero, an idol for Argentineans. So yeah, I’d really like it if he came to cheer me on.
What type of goal would you like to score at La Bombonera?
Any goal would be fine. Just feeling the grass between my toes would be incredible. That could be a nice challenge for the future, I hope I get to make that dream reality.
Would you go out for a drink with David Trezeguet (a striker with River Plate, a rival club)?
I would, but there’s no way I’d talk about football or River Plate! (laughs)
Are you more Palermo, Tevez or Riquelme?
That’s a tough question. I’m going to say Palermo first because he’s a friend.
What do you admire the most? Djokovic’s 40 consecutive victories last year or Lionel Messi’s 73 goals this season?
Wow, both are amazing. I’d probably say Messi, because I don’t think anyone will ever be able do that again. And Roger (Federer) and Rafa (Nadal) are both capable of matching Djoko