Captain Guillermo Coria 'confident' he can lead Argentina to Davis Cup title
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Former world No, 3 Guillermo Coria believes Argentina deserves to have more than one Davis Cup title. Coria was named the new Argentine Davis Cup captain a few months ago and he is confident he could lead his nation to another Davis Cup title.
Argentine won their lone Davis Cup title in 2016, while they finished runners-up in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 2011. "Argentina, throughout its history, deserves to have more than one Davis Cup. I think we have something to win it with again.
I am excited, I trust the boys," Coria told Clarian. After three years of being an Argentine captain, Gaston Gaudio was told goodbye by the Argentine tennis federation and he was replaced by Coria. "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 said.
Coria could have Juan Martin del Potro back
Del Potro, who has had four knee surgeries since 2019, didn't play in any ties while Gaudio was the captain. Del Potro is set for a return in 2022 and he could also make his Davis Cup debut.
"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."