Federico Coria enters for the injured Delbonis

Federico Coria enters for the injured Delbonis

Urgent change. One week before the Davis Cup series between Argentina and the Czech Republic, the local exchange made a forced change. The captain, Guillermo Coria, summoned Federico, his younger brother, due to Federico Delbonis being injured.

“It is a very special moment for me to talk about my first list as captain. It made me very happy to have all the players available. It was a relief when Faith He told us he was here to play. He had already said that he was no longer playing Davis and it is valuable that he decides to return in such an important series. He won the most important point in the history of Argentine tennis,” he said of Delbonis’s return to competition two weeks ago.

This Friday afternoon, due to a hip injury, the left-hander from Azul announced that he will not participate in the match against the Czechs. So, Willy, former world No. 3 and 2004 Roland Garros finalist, summoned another Federico, in this case his brother.

“We are favorites and I take charge. We play at home and in the most important stadium of our tennis. They are naturally tough and they have Lehecka and Machac who are very good. In Madrid they almost beat France. We will face the series with responsibility” Guillermo Coria said about the duel at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, on clay.

Meanwhile, Federico Coria expressed on social networks: “I felt sorry for him (Delbonis), but also enormously happy for me to be here again. Everything is fine at home now,” he added with a laugh.

Thus, Delbonis was left out, the player who gave Argentina the fifth and vital fifth point to win the legendary Davis Cup for the only time in history, in 2016, in the final against Croatia, in Zagreb.

Diego Schwartzman, Horacio Zeballos, Máximo González and Sebastián Báez will be the members of the Argentine team, along with Federico Coria, for the debut in the 2022 qualifying phase, which will be played next March 4 and 5, in the Argentine capital.


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