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01-27-2009 06:39 PM
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Thank u for the news
01-15-2009 03:41 PM
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Albert Costa named Spain Davis Cup captain
18-12-2008 - 22:22

Former French Open champion Albert Costa was named Spain's Davis Cup captain on Thursday, a month after the team beat Argentina for the 2008 title.

The 33-year-old Costa replaces Emilio Sanchez Vicario, who stepped down after leading Spain to its third Davis Cup title with a 3-1 final win over Argentina in Mar del Plata.

Costa was a member of Spain's first Davis Cup winning team in 2000. He also won 12 ATP singles titles during his playing career, including the 2002 French Open. He is currently coaching Feliciano Lopez.

"I accomplished a lot of my dreams as a player, winning at Roland Garros and now I've managed another one, becoming captain of our Davis Cup team," said Costa, who agreed to lead Spain for one year.

Costa's debut will be a first round World Group match against Serbia at Benidorm from March 6-8.

"We're very ambitious. We want to keep working really hard and we want to win the Davis Cup again," Costa said.

Sanchez Vicario, who led Spain for three full seasons after taking charge in October 2005, had publicly pushed for the Spanish tennis federation to pick Costa.

Sanchez Vicario announced his retirement after Spain's unlikely victory _ it came with top-ranked Rafael Nadal unavailable due to injury _ against the heavily favored Argentines.

"He did an incredible job and he's kind of left me in a bad spot. It'll be nearly impossible to better what he did," Costa said.

Costa had an 11-8 career record in 13 Davis Cup series.
Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
there you go jogy

come back zinc come back!!
03-05-2008 01:39 PM
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Any news from Albert in last months?
Any appearance on TV shows or articles with him? Please tell me
01-31-2008 09:10 AM
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thank you very much for sharing your pix! I miss you too albert!
01-14-2008 11:49 AM
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we miss you albert
10-29-2006 08:22 AM
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and at the Feli/Rafa doubles
10-28-2006 04:44 PM
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here's one of Albert at Feli's first round match
10-21-2006 09:19 PM
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I took some pics of Albert in Madrid...will post soon
08-10-2006 04:24 AM
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Thanks Reiko!!!
08-09-2006 08:17 PM
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Here are some Albert pics from his last ATP match:
05-01-2006 10:27 AM
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Thank for pictures!
04-27-2006 07:45 PM
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Aww, nice pix, LC! Gracias!
04-27-2006 06:31 PM
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Spanish tennis player Albert Costa, right, is congratulated at the end of the match by Juan Carlos Ferrero, from Spain, when he announced his retirement from professional tennis after his last match at the Open Seat Godo 2006 in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, April 27, 2006. Ferrero won 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spanish tennis player Albert Costa, second right, gestures at the end of the match when announces his retirement from professional tennis next to his wife Cristina Ventura, left, and his daughters Alma and Claudia after his last match against Juan Carlos Ferrero at the Open Seat Godo 2006 in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, April 27, 2006. Ferrero won 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
04-27-2006 02:10 PM
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woohoo won set #2...cmon Al, keep winning
04-25-2006 03:19 PM
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