Nalbandian, who has dropped to No. 50 in the rankings, seems to save his best tennis for Davis Cup and goes into this tie with an incredible 36-10 win-loss record from 23 ties. In the last four years he has only lost one singles rubber, against Gael Monfils.
Despite Nalbandian’s impressive Davis Cup form, Monaco is actually Argentina’s second highest ranked player at No. 21 and is expected to feature on the singles court at some stage.
Schwank, on the other hand, is the side’s doubles specialist and his most likely partner is Nalbandian. The pair have successfully teamed up in Argentina’s last two ties against Spain and Germany.