Huge surprise in the Davis Cup semi finals, well more so that Argentina needed the 5th match to defeat Russia, but doesn’t matter how the win happens, as long as they won. After Nalbandian carried the Argie team for many matches, it was great to see del Potro step up to the plate and play two outstanding matches crushing Davydenko and Andreev.
Spain won easily, but this had as much doubt as the next Pope being Catholic. Nadal toying with Roddick was top quality entertainment.
The real fun is now where the AAT will hold the final. The players and captain want to play indoors on a carpet or a fast hardcourt in Cordoba, which would be the preferred option. The crowd will be crazy there, starting early with the Fernet and Cola, but the venue is under the 14 000 the ITF want for a final, but there are ways around this. Other contenders are Luna Park in Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata.
It will be interesting to see what decision that clown Morea will come up with, the fact Mancini and the players were adamant the conditions they want to play in, has forced him to think about this more than he would have previously.