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One step aside: Gastón Gaudio stopped being the captain of the Davis Cup team

BySkyla Hutton

Sep 25, 2021

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Argentina eliminated Belarus for the Davis Cup reclassification instance. Diego Schwartzman’s victory in the fourth point was the decisive one in a series that was more complicated than necessary. The next challenge will be in March 2022 when, against a rival to be defined by draw, he will try to return to the finals of the most important international team competition in sport. For that opportunity there will be a definite change in the team, announced by the same protagonist in the middle of the festivities with the people at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club: Gaston Gaudio he will cease to be the captain.

“A stage is finished. It was to feel again the adrenaline that I did not feel 15 years ago. These three years that I lived were difficult, but in general it was spectacular to get back in contact with the people I played before, ”said the former Roland Garros champion. In this way, the Argentine Tennis Association must decide who will be the person in charge of leading the threads of this responsibility from now on. Gaston Gaudio leaves his place after three years.

Gaudio was in charge of the team for three years

The cat He arrived to supplant Daniel Orsanic in 2018. La Albiceleste had dropped in category and their first objective was to return to the, at that time, the World Group. The restructuring of the tournament classified it directly to the decided instances of that year and it reached the quarterfinals. The following season he lost to Colombia in the playoffs that led him to the phase he played today. He was also in charge of the new ATP Cup 2019, where he also reached the group of the best eight.

In addition to the announcement, Gaston Gaudio He also referred to the experience in the series against Belarus: “Playing the Davis Cup always has an extra emotion. Representing the country is a sensation that cannot be explained, especially in front of these people. I want to congratulate the boys for the little step we took and now we are closer to Madrid ”, the former world number 5 closed in his last statement as captain.

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