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I Have No Funny Title For This

Posted by gauloises1 on July 13, 2009

Remember what I said about Argies and agony and manly consolation and nobody doing it better?

elf pico

That sound you just heard was my heart breaking.

(thanks to SA for finding this)

26 Responses to “I Have No Funny Title For This”

  1. naughty T ... the champion unicorn said

    ” but look Wonn, my legs are even skinnier than yours… that’s funny isn’t it??”

  2. Nancy said

    😦 😦 😦

    Christ, I feel horrible – as I should – about not wanting them to win. Take that my conscience.

    Pico sweet sexy Pico, just go get laid, honey.

  3. Joan said

    I read the article and my heart cried and then shattered.

    Don’t worry Nancy , I’m on my way to Pico’s.

  4. Carrie said

    I love these two so bleeping much. Argh.

    Pico, Elf and Chucho- such sad (and sexy) criers.

  5. irefusetotellyou said


    And I was having such a good day until I read this.


  6. Joan said

    Here’s a translation. I would have emailed it to you but my email is being a mega-jerk.

    Juan Monaco could do nothing against Stepanek and lost the fifth and decisive rubber against the Czechs 6-7, 3-6 y 2-6. That’s how the once more, the Argentine dream of lifting the desired trophy ended and now it must begin again. Delpo came through and beat Berdych in straight sets.

    There are many phrases or allusive titles that can be used to describe this moment of sadness and frustration for Argentina or perhaps few because at the same time, there are too many words for this moment which speaks for itself. Yes, because once more, Argentina has been left out of the Davis Cup, that trophy has become a karma for our legion which this time was dispatched by a great Czech team at the door of the semifinals after a painful fifth rubber.

    In straight sets (6-7, 3-6 y 2-6), a Radek Stepanek, completely recovered from his injury and risen from the ashes, swept Juan Monaco who did what he could but paid dearly for his inconsistency and lack of control under enormous pressure. The beginning, as even as it was breath-taking, ended in a tie break after breaks for each side in the ninth and tenth games. That is where the point of inflexion for the meeting appeared: Pico made two unforced errors followed by an ace from the Czech that put him 3-6 down. Even though he got closer at 5-6, he handed the set to his rival with another backhand error.

    Emotionally broken after a very difficult set and against a very excited Stepanek who never stopped firing up his people, Juan was never the same. He dropped serve in the first game of the second and was never able to get back in it. There were good stretches of play for him in the third game where he overcame a break point and finally won the game and in the seventh and eight games where he overcame by using his serve but [Stepanek] never loosened up and by hitting his shots exactly and making [Monaco] run all over the fast court, he sealed [the second set] without any jitters.

    Lamentably, nothing changed in the third and last chapter. The Tandilese had attitude, he tried to get to each change of speed which his rival forced in an extraordinary manner but it wasn’t enough. Stepanek showed himself like a top five player. He took advantage of all the things that favored him from the beginning (as well as Monaco’s complaints to the line judges which threw [Monaco] off and went against the Argentine) and ended like the hero before an erratic competitor who sent a last and fatal forehand in the net.

    The dream of the silver trophy will have to wait until next year. The Czech Republic was on this occasion the hangman (one more and counting) of our dream. A dream that, accustomed to slaps in the face, will be born again in 2010 when hopefully, words will illustrate a reality contrary to the reality to which we’re accustomed.

  7. SA said

    No problem. I’ve been on Ole and Clarin the entire weekend. They publish some pictures that the photo services don’t.

    In other news, despite my fave team making it to the semis I’m still incredibly bummed about this. Maybe I should stop watching the first five seconds of this. 😦

  8. BrofUJu said

    OMG kill me. I couldn’t watch the end, it was too hard. I fuckin’ love Pico and Elf, Pico wanted it bad and was getting so frustrated. And Elf consoling him… that’s just… ugh 😦 😦 😦

  9. Jeu said

    Fuck… Now I feel guilty for cheering for the Tomadeck team :/


    I want JuanMa to hug me like that, I mean, look at how he puts his head on Pico’s awwww


  10. AmyLu said

    That photo absolutely kills me every time I look at it. Poor, poor Pico. My heart just melts for him. 😦

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