Originally Posted by Lee
Hopefully, with captaincy solidified, the players are more willing to commit. Last time a read an article (of course with terrible online translation) that on Sá is commited while Saretta and Mello are not sure.
I can't rep you at the moment.
Alejandro Falla is a dangerous player in the Columbian team.
Quote from Tennis-x.com
Meligeni to captain Brazil against Colombia
RIO DE JANEIRO: Retired Brazilian tennis player Fernando Meligeni will captain his country in their Davis Cup Group II first round American zone tie against Colombia in Bogota from March 4-6. Former French Open semi-finalist Meligeni, 33, accepted the post after it was turned down by Larri Passos, coach of Gustavo Kuerten. It will be the first meeting in 20 years between the two South American sides, with Brazil having won all their previous four encounters. Brazil were relegated from Group I of the Davis Cup for the first time last season afer falling 4-1 to Peru. The team have been decimated by infighting with top players, including three-time French Open winner Kuerten, refusing to play after demanding the departure of Brazilian Tennis Federation president Nelson Nastas. afp
Brazil named Fernando Meligeni as their Davis Cup team captain on Thursday, ending the boycott of the competition by Gustavo Kuerten and Brazil's top players. "This is a difficult moment and it's very important for Brazilian tennis, it's time to regain the credibility of the sport," Meligeni said.