Friday, July 20, 2012

Delpo and Nalbandian want medals for Argentina

Delpo and Nalbandian want medals for Argentina

Argentine tennis players, Juan Martin Del Potro and David Nalbandian, were interviewed by Argentine press during their preparation for the 2012 London Olympics and both want to bring home some medals.

Del Potro, who will compete in singles and mixed doubles with Gisela Dulko, said that winning a medal would be as good as winning a Grand Slam tournament.

"Undoubtedly, to win a medal would be a great achievement, a marvellous, beautiful and historic achievement ... considering the quality of my rivals. It would be almost like winning a Grand Slam," Delpo commented.

He also thinks it will be "a unique experience, because it's something that happens (only) every four years."

"It would be fantastic to win a medal at the upcoming Games, but added it will be very difficult because there are only three podium spots."

"Those high in the ranking are the favourites, the ones with the most chances to win. My goal is to grab a medal from them," he said.

On his part Nalbandian commented: "It's a dream to participate in the Olympics. That's all a sportsman desires. Will be unforgettable, is part of a goal I set for this year."

Nalbandian reached the quarter-finals in Beijing 2008, where he lost to Frenchman Gael Monfils.

About his expectations in London, he said: "I hope to represent my country the best way posible. I have very few things to accomplish in my career and achieve an Olympic medal would be unbelievable."