Against an opponent that should not complicate, the return to the temple of tennis is the highlight of the Davis Cup date

For the first time in many years a Davis Cup series involving the Argentine team will not have the end result as the great attraction of a tennis weekend. Because, in view of both formations, nothing suggests that Argentina could lose to Belarus. It’s sport, it’s true. And in tennis in particular nothing is defined to the last point that you have to win, but To think that the national team could lose a set to players who are beyond the 1,200th place in the world ranking or who are just juniors who do not even have ATP points, it would be crazy.

That is why the seasonings will go the other way. Then the best thing will be the return to Buenos Aires after 16 years, the possibility of seeing the best Argentine player of recent times at home again and two doubles players who are regular protagonists on the circuit and the very probable farewell to captain Gastón Gaudio.

The return to the maximum temple of Argentine tennis, which between 1933 and 2005 received dozens of Davis series and was the scene of great matches, huge triumphs and painful defeats, will come with the plus of the public. The Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) had received the OK to deliver 1,000 protocol tickets but the leadership waited until the end for a nod from the City Government and only on Tuesday was the approval to a capacity of 70 percent of a stadium that has capacity for almost 6 thousand people.

Diego Schwartzman will be the leader of Argentina and he will also have an expected reunion since in March he made one of his big dreams come true by winning the ATP in Buenos Aires. Who is 15th in the ranking and was top ten until May will be accompanied by Federico Coria, Guido Pella and doubles players Horacio Zeballos and Máximo González. Just stayed outside Federico Delbonis (by own decision) and had it not been for the absence of the azuleño, central actor of the most important match in the history of Argentine tennis – the fifth point of the final against Croatia in 2016 – would be the best team available.

The last point of attraction will be Gaudio, who occupies the chair from the moment in which Agustín Calleri -in a move that had a lot of marketing and carried a deep desire to seduce potential sponsors- decided to replace Daniel Orsanic after the champion captain, in addition, openly played for him ruling party in the 2018 AAT elections. A victory against Colombia, the elimination in the group stage of the 2019 Finals and a defeat against the Colombians themselves in March of last year that caused the fall to World group I was the sports balance of Gaudio, who quite possibly will give his place to Guillermo Coria. Ironies of fate



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