Gaston Gaudio loved his time as captain of the Argentine Davis Cup squad, but recognized that he could have done things differently. Gaudio was fired as the captain of the Argentine Davis Cup squad after three years and was replaced by Guillermo Coria.

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Gaston Gaudio. Source: tennisprofiler.com

Gaudio did not lead Argentina to a Davis Cup victory, but he does not consider that his time in charge was a failure. “I liked being the Davis Cup captain, I experienced special moments. I felt the same nerves as when I played, something that hadn’t happened to me in a long time, so it was quite fun.

I know I could have done better, but a lot happened in these three years. I ended up in the same place I started, leaving the team with a chance to go to the Davis Cup Finals 2022,” Gaudio told.

Juan Martin del Potro was unavailable

Del Potro, a former world No. 3, has been plagued by injuries in recent years and hasn’t played in a Davis Cup match since 2016. Gaudio’s situation was made more difficult by the absence of del Potro from his Davis Cup team.  “We all finally need to see Juan Martin Del Potro on a tennis court and more particularly here in Argentina,” Argentine Diego Schwartzman said recently.

Del Potro, who hasn’t played since 2019, wants to make a comeback in 2022.  “I love the challenge,” Del Potro told ESPN, according to reports on Tennis Buzz. “It could be a tennis challenge or a different challenge in life.”

“This is the toughest match of my career because I cannot deal with these kind of injuries, this pain that I have now. But I’m still trying and trying. This is the life. I believe in myself that this is going to be in the past for sure.”

“But I think it’s also a message to the young kids, to all the players, to all the people around the world that they never have to give up following a dream and that’s what I’m doing with myself.”

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