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The Withdrawal Method: No Swiss Elves

Posted by gauloises1 on October 28, 2009

According to, Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from Basel with the same wrist problem that took him out of Shanghai and kept him away from Vienna.

juan martin del potro

Well … that sucks.

14 Responses to “The Withdrawal Method: No Swiss Elves”

  1. Maria said

    Aw crap. Not much else can be said. 😦

  2. imtotallyrad said

    awww 😦 x1000000000

  3. AmyLu said

    😦 Feel better, Elf.

  4. naughty T... death of a cabbage patch said

    poo.that is all.

  5. Saoirse said

    Back when he retired in Shanghai a couple of weeks ago, we all pretty much agreed that it would probably be better for him to skip Basel and return in good shape for Paris and London. I *technically* maintain that.

    BUT I am starting to suffer from a really bad case of withdrawal syndrome. I miss him. I physically need to see him. Soon. Scratch that. I need to see him NOW. How many times can one person watch the Susana interviews on youtube? Seriously. And I don’t even speak Spanish.

    • irefusetotellyou said

      I’m with you there, Saorise. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this … mainly indifferent, at the moment. I mean, I’d rather have him not even play the tournament rather than play for a set and have to pull out, but … yeah. Like you said, no JMDP photos/multimedia for a while is driving me crazzyyyyy

  6. irefusetotellyou said

    Slightly ironic that a few days ago (on the 24th), Elf’s website was updated and said:
    “Delpo está bien de la muñeca y vuelve hoy a entrenarse, pensando en Basilea.”

    Thanks for lying, WEBMASTER. (Probably Martiniano. nnnn.)

  7. Mango said

    Some Elf news from James LaRosa’s Twitter account:

    “Juan Martin del Potro makes ESPN Mag’s top 20 future phenoms issue, due out Dec. 14. He will not appear nude on the cover.”

  8. lauren said

    I’ve just received my tickets for the World Tour finals. Let’s see who’s definitely playing…
    Fed (will be rusty)
    Rafa (bit rusty, bit injured)
    Nole (bit annoying)
    Andy M (rusty, injured)
    Elf (injured in both wrist and teeth)
    Andy R (bit rusty, was a bit injured)

    Right now I’m wondering just how many good matches I’m going to see. Kolya showing no emotion and Nole thumping his chest in a half-Tarzan.

  9. Maria said

    Whoever said Elf was human crack was right. I need a fix, watching him cry/speak/ after the US Open from different angles is nice, but not enough. Currently stuck watching this one:

    Yeah the shirt he wore on SG’s show with the white cuffs and collar is very nice, with the Argyle sweater a close second.

    And will not be appearing nude? Not even without a shirt? Ok, that justs sucks even more. *pouts* Whilst I am sad about him not playing in Basel, I’m really hoping he hasn’t buggered his wrist to the extent that *whimpers* he can’t play in November.

  10. mrdarnley said

    yeah bad news. maybe Agassi could hook him up and get him going again?
    Is it really his wrist or is he reluctant to leave the beach front property he and his model girlfriend are hanging out in, or maybe it’s his teeth again…
    Lauren, it’s a sad list that isn’t it. By the looks of the injury list Nole should win, but please anyone but.

    • lauren said

      “please anyone but” – my thoughts exactly. If either Nole or Verdasco get anywhere near that trophy I’ll gnash my teeth to little stumps.

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