Del Potro says will be fit for ‘dream’ fi­nal

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

IN­JURY-PLAGUED Juan Martin del Potro said yes­ter­day that he ex­pects to be fit for Ar­gentina’s “dream” Davis Cup fi­nal in Novem­ber after the thrilling vic­tory over hold­ers Great Bri­tain. Ar­gentina have been fi­nal­ists four times in the past 10 years and will at­tempt to win their first Davis Cup when they travel to Croa­tia from Novem­ber 25 to 27. “We man­aged to ful­fil our dream to qual­ify for the fi­nal,” said the worl­dranked 64 del Potro (car­i­ca­ture), who is still feel­ing his way back after a se­ries of wrist in­juries pushed him to the brink of re­tire­ment. “We have a united group, we talk a lot. It went per­fectly for us,” added the 27 year old on his ar­rival back in Buenos Aires, say­ing that “I have enough time to pre­pare (for the fi­nal). “Now it’s time to rest and to have a gen­eral med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion. I am still not at my best level, even if the last few months were some of the best mo­ments in my ca­reer.” Ar­gentina – whose Davis Cup charge is spear­headed by del Potro – de­feated Great Bri­tain 3-2 in Glas­gow at the week­end, while the Croats booked their berth in the fi­nal with a 3-2 win over France. Vic­tory for the Ar­gen­tines would cap a re­turn to form for del Potro, who took sil­ver at the Rio Olympics after los­ing to Andy Mur­ray in the fi­nal – but got his re­venge on Fri­day when he beat the Scot in a rub­ber last­ing over five hours. – AFP

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