At this time, the Argentine team Davis cup You already have some certainties. Francisco Cerúndolo and Sebastian Baez will be the singles players on Saturday morning when the series begins against Lithuania. The outlook for Guillermo CoriaIn that regard, it is clear. The doubt lies in another, somewhat thornier situation: Will he continue as national captain?
During those days in September last year, internal conflicts broke out in the group that affected some names. The storm, logically, subsided as the weeks went by, but last February an unwanted score was repeated, when Argentina fell 3-1 to Finland. This defeat concluded in the need to play a repechage this weekend to stay among the Qualifiers.
Until now, Coria has only one victory since he sat in the national Davis Cup captain’s chair. If there is not a situation unthinkable by locals and strangers, Argentina will have to surpass Lithuania this weekend and guarantee a place in the fight to access the Finals 2024. This series, which will be played in February, awaits confirmation of the continuity or the departure of the former world number 3.
“I haven’t spoken anything yet, I hope I can continue at least one more year, because I feel comfortable, we have big names. Beyond what each party wants, we also have to ask the players.”stated on Tuesday the former Secretary of the Interior of the Argentine Tennis Association and who today also serves as a member.
This Thursday he reinforced his words in what appears to be a clear public message of his intention to keep the position: “I was surprised when they asked me. There is time, we will meet with the leaders. I am also a leader and I am available no matter what happens. I hope I can continue to be there”.
As far as he could know Ambitthe 2004 Roland Garros finalist is not guaranteed to continue in his position, but it is not defined who could replace him either. There are already names circulating and who expressed their desire and availability to take over. the leadership of the national cast.
Inside doors, behind the captaincies of Gaston Gaudio and Coria himself, the AAT leadership is thinking about choosing a person with extensive experience in Argentine tennis, with a low profile and with access to current players, a situation that the former Venado Tuerto tennis player claimed to be unaware of. That is, a change of course after the decisions of 2018 and 2021.
The chosen one, be it the “Mago” or a different surname, will be in the hands of the small table of the association, represented by the president. Agustín Callerithe vice Mariano Zabaleta -one of the visible faces of Summa Sports, an agency that represents three of the five players on the team that will face Lithuania- and Martin Jaitemember of the entity’s supervisory commission, among others.
A few hours before the start of the World Group 1 playoff against the Europeans, There are some versions of the Coria cycle, whom this medium tried to access repeatedly and did not have the approval, which they rule has already come to an end. However, the outlook is not clear and there is promise of new chapters in the days to come.
The “Wizard” insisted that his focus is on this series, which will not determine whether or not he continues as Argentine captain, unless an unlikely sporting debacle happens. The doubts and rumors began long before this week and the future will shed light on this mystery.
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