What had been rumored a few weeks ago is now official: Guillermo Coria is the replacement for Gastón Gaudio as captain of the Argentine Davis Cup team.
It should be remembered that in 2018, Wizard He had already been chosen in a triumvirate that he shared with Gaudio himself and Guillermo Cañas for the series against Colombia, in September of that year in San Juan.
Coria, 39, was No. 3 in the world and a finalist at Roland Garros 2004, when in the only final among Latin Americans in a Grand Slam, he had two match points and lost to Gaudio in the fifth set, in a dramatic clash in Paris. .
Now he will take the team that will seek to get into the Davis Cup Finals 2022 and will be officially presented this Tuesday, according to the announcement made by the Argentine Tennis Association.
In his tennis career, it should be remembered, he won nine ATP titles. At Masters 1000 level he managed two tournaments and played another five finals. In addition, he excelled in the Davis Cup and was a member of the team that reached the semifinals in 2005. Coria, noted for his talent and great variety of shots, finished Top 10 in the ATP world rankings in three consecutive seasons.
Gaudio had just confirmed, after Argentina’s triumph over Belarus for the Davis Cup, that he was no longer the captain of the team. Things of destiny, his successor is precisely an archrival like Coria.