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This weekend the emotion was on the surface at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. The Argentine Davis Cup team beat Belarus in the reclassification series to the world group of the most important team competition in the world. All the actions were carried out on the central court of the historic stadium that bears the name of Guillermo Vilas in tribute to the best national player in history. This symbolism did not go unnoticed by Federico Coria, who made everyone cry with his statements after playing the last match of the weekend.
“This is the most special day of my career and my life. I want to dedicate it to the greatest of all, to Guillermo VilasThanks to him, my dad, who is there. He is a tennis teacher, and because thanks to him my idol, who is there, is called Guillermo and because thanks to him I was able to have one of the most important days of my life on his court ”, Coria said ruefully after his debut at Davis, where it was imposed on the fill point when everything was already defined.
Former world number two and winner of four Grand Slam He was the promoter of tennis in Argentina and Coria is aware of this in a very delicate moment of health for the 69-year-old legend. This recognition was not one more for Willy’s family, who on social networks made public the thanks to the player, who currently occupies the 68th position on the planet and who closed his speech with a wish: “Hopefully one day I can see him, I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart.”
Argentina’s next match in the Davis Cup will be in March, when it disputes its chance to reach the finals of the competition. For now, he enjoys having progressed through the phase because of what he did on the court, because of the unconditional support of the people and because of the eternal memory of the great Guillermo Vilas.