Daily Dispatch: ARG Davis Cup Captain Confident Del Potro will Play
Fernando Grisolia reports that Argentinian Davis Cup captain Martin Jaite is optimistic about his country’s chances of having their top-ranked player Juan Martin del Potro when they go up against the Czech Republic this weekend. Despite his doctor advising him to take 15 days off to rest his sore left wrist, del Potro hit today and yesterday, and appears likely to play. The final announcement on his status will be made tomorrow.
Greg Couch summed up the USTA’s failure on discouraging World No. 1 junior Taylor Townsend from playing at the US Open due to fitness issues: “I’m not sure where the USTA’s heart was, but I know its brain was in the wrong place.”
Jelena Subotic translated Djokovic’s Serbian portion of the US Open post-match presser. According to her, Djokovic said the injury he called the trainer for near the end of the match was just a “muscle tweak,” and that it didn’t affect the outcome of the match.
Via Twitter user @mikomonstr, Ivan Lendl’s facial expressions, decoded:
World No. 1 Roger Federer has decided to play in Switzerland’s Davis Cup tie against the Netherlands this weekend.
Attention, Gilles Simon, Sergiy Stakhovsky, and Janko Tipsarevic: The US Open women’s final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka outpaced the men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in US TV ratings, drawing 17.7 million viewers to the men’s 16.2.
The Davis Cup unveiled a new, free iPhone app containing live-scoring, news, photos, and much more. A couple of screenshots:
Tweet of the day:
Roger is the greatest of all time in my opinion. But so is Pete. And Rafa. And Novak let’s be honest. It’s confusing to put it mildly.
— John McEnroe (@McEnroeTweets) September 11, 2012