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Argentina will host Brazil on Friday at Buenos Aires, in the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup competition. The Argentines are four-time runner ups at the competition, with most of their final appearances coming in the last decade.

 

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In 2006, they have lost to the Russians, to follow it up with two 1-3 losses against Spain in 2008 and 2011. The Brazilians are yet to make a final, but they are still a consistent performer who cannot be completely written off. This is especially true against this current Argentine squad, whose coach can’t be too happy these days.

 

Their best player, the 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro just had his third wrist surgery a couple months ago, and although he already started to play, he did not compete at the Australian Open, and he won’t compete during this Davis Cup tie.

 

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With Nalbandian’s retirement, that leaves the Argentine squad with Leonardo Mayer, Diego Sebastian Schwartzman, Carlos Berlocq and Federico Delbonis, who are although all top 100 players, they are far from unbeatable. The Brazilians counter that lineup with two top 100 players on their own, in world number 75 Joao Souza and world number 87 Thomaz Bellucci. Regardless, the favorite of the tie is Argentina.

 


Tags: Brazil, Davis Cup, Juan Martin Del Potro, Joao Souza, Thomaz Bellucci
Posted: 6th March 2015


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