ATP Tour

Del Potro blow for Argentina

2014-01-21 18:22
Juan Martin Del Potro (AFP)

Buenos Aires - Argentina will face Italy in the Davis Cup in Mar del Plata next week without their leading player, Juan Martin Del Potro, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Argentine team captain Martin Jaite has named world number 41 Carlos Berlocq and 42nd-ranked Juan Monaco along with doubles pairing Horacio Zeballos and Eduardo Schwank for the World Group first round encounter.

Del Potro will not feature for last year's Davis Cup semi-finalists in a tie that comes so soon after his disappointing second-round exit at the Australian Open.

Italy have called up Fabio Fognini, Andreas Seppi, Filippo Volandri and doubles specialist Simone Bolelli for the tie, which will be played on clay.

Argentina won 5-0 in the only previous meeting of the nations in the Davis Cup, in Rome in 1983.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.