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Davis Cup SF: Coria OUT, possibly Nalbandian too

09-11-2003, 07:56 AM
A pity, but a great boost to Spain's hopes of reaching the final:


Argentina's Guillermo Coria has been ruled out of the Davis Cup semi-final against Spain because of injury.

He had been set to make his debut in the competition, a thigh strain has ended his hopes.

Coria will be replaced by Mariano Zabaleta who played in the 5-0 win over holders Russia in the quarter-final last April.

Coria was called up for the tie in Malaga from 19-21 September thanks to his outstanding form this year.

He has won four titles - the Hamburg Masters Series, and in Stuttgart, Kitzbuehel and Sopot - and reached the semi-final of the French Open.

Coria was considered one of the likely two singles players alongside Gaston Gaudio with David Nalbandian and Agustin Calleri expected to form the doubles pairing.

Nalbandian is also doubtful for the tie because of injury.

09-13-2003, 06:34 AM
Nalbandian is out too, so that is pitty for argentinia but good for spain. Spain his chances are growing now