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D Cup: Spanish Civil War

Posted by gauloises1 on October 12, 2009

So it’s been announced that the Davis Cup final – Spain vs. Czech Republic – will be held at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

spain dc

*Photo may not be entirely relevant or recent.

Apparently there’s been some infighting over where the tie there should be held, with Lopez and Verdasco lobbying for Madrid, Ferru and Boss going for Valencia, and Nadal and Robredo hoping for Barcelona – Verdasco having gone so far as to say he supported any of the potential sites except Barcelona, and Nadal characterising his statements as inappropriate.

Anyway, this being the Armada and not, oh, just to pluck an example out of the air, Argentina, they’ll probably be jumping all over each other in Barcelona notwithstanding. Still, it’s always nice to see them having a bit of a bitchfight.

NB: the information regarding the infighting comes from ontd_tennis on LJ. I was too lazy to source it properly. It’s amateur hour on New Balls, Please! (It’s always amateur hour on New Balls, Please).


11 Responses to “D Cup: Spanish Civil War”

  1. linz said

    Hahaha, I’m on ONTD_Tennis too. Though I never comment and would never ever admit my LJ name to anyone! Still fun though.

    And OF COURSE these Spanish boys had to make the picking of the city dramatic. EVERYTHING’S dramatic with them. And I LOVE it.

  2. gauloises1 said

    “would never ever admit my LJ name to anyone”

    Me neither. Unless I accidentally just did somehow.

  3. AmyLu said

    This whole situation has made me laugh. A lot. I’ve been following it in the Spanish press — the best is that the team agreed not to air publicly where they’d like the tie to be played. Has Rafa publicly supported Barcelona? As far as I knew he’d been mum on the actual location — I mean I figured he wanted Barcelona, but I’m curious as to whether he’s made a statement of that sort.

  4. gauloises1 said

    I don’t think he has, I just assumed he was part of the Barcelona massive. I don’t think he’s stated a preference for one or the other.

    I should edit it, but then accidentally-misleading blog posts are my biggest view-earners, historically …

  5. Mlle. Marseillaise (a.k.a Joan) said

    Well fuck you too Verdasco. Ngtl, I kind of wish the hard core Catalans show up just to boo Spanish Influenza. Yup, I’m back on the “he’s evil” wagon.

  6. gauloises1 said

    *makes room for Joan on the wagon*

    *ponders getting drunk and making a pass at her*

  7. AmyLu said

    Ha, no need to edit it — and the latest news is Rafa saying “they’re all friends” — and acknowledging that Verdasco may have taken his comments personally, but he didn’t apologize for his statements. I do love that the dissing of Barcelona is an issue that will make Rafa speak his mind — there are only a few issues where I feel he will speak his mind without worrying about the consequences — dissing his uncle, the calendar, defending the clay season, and now Barcelona goes on the list. We’ll see what happens next…

  8. AmyLu said

    Oh, and I forgot the obvious one: the doping rules make him speak his mind. Those are the issues where he reveals his Toni-side, in which he’ll just tell you at length how he feels. Although he hasn’t yet developed his contempt as well as Toni has, but I’ll hold out hope that he gets there. 🙂

  9. I was really hoping they would go back to Madrid, to the Plaza de Toros Las Ventas. Think about it: The Armada, in a freakin’ bull ring. You don’t get more Spanish-y then that. Of course, I also want Emilio Sanchez back too.

    ~ sigh ~

    I’m forever living in the past. Like when Feli and Rafa had long hair.

  10. Kit said

    Wait, you hate Verdasco because he was simply stating the truth in the fact that Barcelona has already hosted a final and it would be nice if another city got the chance to do so?


  11. gauloises1 said

    Who are you asking, Kit?

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