Argentina’s captain confirms team for Davis Cup final
Buenos Aires, Nov 3 (IANS) Argentinean men’s tennis team captain Daniel Orsanic has announced that he has chosen the same line-up that beat the UK to face Croatia in the Davis Cup final on Novemnber 25-27 in Zagreb.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Orsenic revealed the team’s main player would be Juan Martin Del Potro, currently ranked 38th in the ATP rankings.
However, Del Potro has just returned from a lengthy injury lay-off, before which he stood at number 4 in the world. He also took the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, defeating Rafael Nadal before losing to Andy Murray in the final, reports Xinhua.
Del Potro will be ably supported by Federico Delbonis (42), Guido Pella (57) and Leonardo Mayer (124).
“These four players always respond well when I call on them,” Orsanic said.
This is the same team that beat the UK 3-2 in the semi-finals in Glasgow, Scotland, in September.
The Argentinean team will play its fifth Davis Cup final, but it has never won the tournament, having lost to the US in 1981, to Russia in 2006 and twice to Spain in 2008 and 2011.
The Croatian team will provide a fearsome adversary, led by Marin Cilic, tenth in the world.