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The Argentines used to dominate this tournament. What happened?

Tennis Fool
02-14-2004, 03:46 PM
This tournament has been an off-and-on event due, I guess, to the economic situation of the country at the time. For instance, it was cancelled in 1983-84, 89-92, 96-2001.

In the first years of the tournament, it was all-Argentina, all of the time:

Jose-Luis Clerc (2)
Guillermo Vilas
Martin Jaite

In fact, the only upset came when Ivan Lendl beat Vilas in 1981.

In the mid-90s, however, there has been the steady domination by the Spaniards over the Argentines, winning 4/5 finals, with Carlos Moya leading the way with two. On the other hand, Argentina has lost all three finals it participated in, the last being Guillermo Coria's loss to Moya last year.

Anyone want to hedge a bet why the Argentines suddenly can't win this tournament?

02-14-2004, 03:51 PM
theyve a pretty damn good shot at it this year with coria, nalbandian, gaudio, chela, calleri, zabaleta, canas, acasuso and browne.

Ill be incredibly surprised if argentina dont win the davis cup this year

Tennis Fool
02-19-2004, 10:53 PM
Well, here's the list of contenders. FB, you're right, Argentina has the stronger group of contenders. Let's see how it goes...

Coria (1)
Calleri (5)-OUT, 2nd Rd., Gasquet/Fra
Zabaleta (6)
Gaudio(7)-OUT, 1st Rd., Acasuso/Arg
Chela (8)-OUT, 2nd Rd., Monaco/Arg
Canas-OUT, 1st Rd, Volandri/Ita
Monaco-OUT, Qtrs, Coria
Moyano-OUT, 1st Rd, Hernandez/Esp
Squillari-OUT, 2nd Rd, Coria/Arg

Into the:
2nd Rd: 7/10
Qtrs: 4/10
Semis: 2/10


Moya (2)
Blanco-OUT, 1st Rd, Calleri/Arg
Ferrer-OUT, Qtrs., Acasuso
Hernandez-OUT, 2nd Rd, Zabaleta/Arg
Hildago-OUT, 1st Rd, Sanchez/Esp
Lopez-OUT, 1st Rd, Squillari/Arg
Montanes-OUT, 1st Rd, Massu/Chi
Portas-OUT, 1st Rd, Patience/Fra
Sanchez-OUT, 2nd Rd, Moya
Verdasco-OUT, 1st Rd, Gasquet/Fra

Into the:
2nd Rd: 4/10
Qtrs: 3/10

So, if you're paying attention...quickly racing to a rematch of last year's between Coria and Moya, which Moya won.

02-20-2004, 03:55 AM
Hey, tennis´re a bit confused. Acasuso def Patience, so there are 4 Argentines in QuarterFinals (4/8, pretty good I think)...and there are only 2 Spaniards: Moyá and Ferrer. So, please check your information before talking...

And the winner, I guess, will be Guille Coria.

02-20-2004, 06:59 AM
too soon for talking about a winner, in tennis everything can happen

Tennis Fool
02-20-2004, 10:05 PM
So, please check your information before talking...

If you post more than one time, maybe I'll answer that.

Tennis Fool
02-22-2004, 08:47 PM
Well, Coria finally brought back this tournament to Argentina :D