Former world No. 3 Guillermo Coria says becoming an Argentine Davis Cup team captain is a "dream come true" for him. Coria, who captured nine titles during his career, is hoping to do a great job and lead Argentina to success.
"It's a dream come true, it's a very great emotion and I hope to give the best of myself to everyone," Coria said, per We Love Tennis. After three years, the Argentine Davis Cup decided to sack Gaston Gaudio.
Coric, who blew a two-set lead in the 2004 French Open final to Gaudio, ended up replacing Gaudio as the Argentine Davis Cup captain. "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.
Coria could have Juan Martin del Potro available
Gaudio didn't have the luxury of having former world No.
3 del Potro for any ties during his tenure as the captain. Del Potro, who hasn't played since the June of 2019, is set to return in 2022 and he wants to serve to everyone as a motivation to never give up. "It could be a tennis challenge or a different challenge in life," del Potro said.
“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."