I’ve finally uploaded all of my Davis Cup photos to flickr. Warning: Way too many photos!
Short shaky video I shot before the doubles match on Saturday.
Thanks to everyone who posted links to vids and photos in the comment threads while I was enjoying the loveliness that is Barcelona. Many of the items in this post were culled from your comments and for some, I chose slightly different versions since I figured you’d already seen the others. Be sure to read through all the DC comment threads to make sure you don’t miss anything – this is just a
Had to get up early since I wasn’t sure what time the bus was today. I think the Czech lady said 10:15 (yes, I understand times better in Czech than Catalan – sad, no?), but I wasn’t 100% sure. I wasn’t in the mood to go downstairs for breakfast (I hate eating alone in public), so I called room service. I asked if the lady who picked up spoke English. She said “Moment” and then put the phone down, called someone’s name out and then said something that sounded like “puta needs someone who speaks English.” Woohoo! Just woke up
After two boring and low-key dead rubbers, Spain was declared the winners of the Davis Cup today in Barcelona. Rafa was up first and he was in super-grumpy mode – grabbing his back and making faces at missed shots. He did enough, however, to beat Jan Hajak 6-3, 6-4. Next up, Ferrer took on doubles specialist Lukas Dlouhy and won 6-4, 6-2. Spain sweeps the final winning 5-0 over the Czech Republic. The are the first repeat winners
Some from today. Eventually I’ll have oodles of them full-size and with better processing on flickr…but that will be after vacation!
Well, it was another odd but fun one today. Got up early for the tour of Palau Sant Jordi that came with my package. After picking up a group at another hotel, we meet up with more groups at the stadium. The tour is in Spanish (of course), so I don’t understand a thing, but I’m still very glad I went.
We went into the stadium via the players’ entrance – not glamorous at all. In fact, it looked
It took Feli and Nando just 3 sets to clinch the Davis Cup for Spain. It’s an impressive win given Berdych and Stepanek’s DC record. It was another emotional affair today – that mood was helped by a pretty tight score until the third set when Spain started to roll. Match score: 7-6(7), 7-5, 6-2. Tie score: Spain 3, the Czech Republic 0. Spain wins it’s forth Davis Cup. The first win was in 2000. It too
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