Gaston Gaudio enjoyed being the Argentine Davis Cup team captain but admitted that he could have done some things better. After three years, Gaudio was sacked as the Argentine Davis Cup team captain and replaced by Guillermo Coria.
Gaudio didn't lead Argentina to a Davis Cup trophy but he also believes that his tenure wasn't a disaster. "I liked being the Davis Cup captain, I experienced special moments. I felt the same nerves as when I played, something that hadn't happened to me in a long time, so it was quite fun.
I know I could have done better, but a lot happened in these three years. I ended up in the same place I started, leaving the team with a chance to go to the Davis Cup Finals 2022," Gaudio told the Davis Cup website.
Gaudio didn't have Juan Martin del Potro available
Del Potro, a former world No.
3, has had lots of injury problems over the last few years as he hasn't played in a Davis Cup tie since 2016. Not having del Potro in his Davis Cup team made it all harder to Gaudio. "We all finally need to see Juan Martin Del Potro on a tennis court and more particularly here in Argentina," top-ranked Argentine Diego Schwartzman said recently.
Del Potro, who hasn't played since 2019, is aiming to return in 2022. “I love the challenge,” Del Potro told ESPN of his injury struggles. "It could be a tennis challenge or a different challenge in life.
“This is the toughest match of my career, because I cannot deal with these kind of injuries, this pain that I have now. But I’m still trying and trying. “This is the life. I believe in myself that this is going to be in the past for sure.
“But I think it’s also a message to the young kids, to all the players, to all the people around the world that they never have to give up following a dream and that’s what I’m doing with myself."