Argentina, motivated for the ATP Cup

Argentina prepares for the ATP Cup with the motivation of playing a team tournament. That reason is enough for the Albiceleste players to show their best version, the one in which they become giants before other tennis players of greater entity or status within the circuit. The first stop on the way of the South Americans will be before the selection of Georgia, a priori with a very unequal pairing (the one that will face Federico Delbonis with Aleksandre Metreveli) and another between two heavyweights of the ATP circuit, such as Nikoloz Basilashvili Y Diego Schwartzman. Precisely the latter spoke to the press in the preview of the first tournament of the year, without being able to hide his desire to start the next season and making it very clear that he will give 100% to re-present Argentina in the best possible way.

“It’s great to be able to start the year by playing the ATP Cup. It’s a team tournament, I play for Argentina. I think that all of us who are part of the team want to be here and play for our country: everything is different under the flag. I particularly like to play in Sydney. I have played very good games here. It’s clear that the ATP Cup is a pretty tough tournament as only the best teams qualify each season. It will be difficult, a great challenge and I think it is the best possible preparation for the Australian Open “, said Schwartzman, in charge of leading the Argentine team in Sydney.

The Argentine already has experience in the first tournament of the season, given that he has been the leader of Argentina in the two previous editions. Without ever reaching the semifinals, El Peque hopes to be able to give a step forward This season, with motivation through the roof and fully focused on, at least, getting through the group stage. “We really enjoy when we can share all these moments together, when we play as a team. Such a competition is totally different what we usually live all year round. Every moment is special for us, we play in teams, we always stay in the games regardless of whether we are winning or losing, you must be there. We talk about team matches, each moment is different and we try to be ready and enjoy. You have to be ready to help the team at any time “.


The second on board will be the same one that conquered the decisive point in the legendary Davis Cup in Zagreb, a Federico Delbonis wanting to contribute potentially decisive points for their country. “I am excited to be able to be part of this tournament. In recent years I have skipped some Davis Cup qualifiers, here I have never had the opportunity to play but I always enjoy being able to participate in a team tournament. To be able to do it again is, for me, a huge challenge: I want to do my best to be able to help the team “said the one from Azul, who will open the competition at the Qudos Bank Arena against Metreveli, starting at 00:00 Spanish time on January 1.



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