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15 September 2011

Can Argentina raise their game?

Audio interview


  • Chris Bowers

BELGRADE, SERBIA: Juan Martin del Potro and David Nalbandian are Argentina's two nominated singles players and have a mountain to climb if they are to upset defending champions Serbia this weekend.

However, one of them is a former Grand Slam champion and the other seems to play his best tennis when he dons his country's colours, so it might not all be plain sailing for Serbia in Belgrade. The two players discuss what they need to do to get the better of the opposition and how they believe they can do this with Chris Bowers.

Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia's No. 2, confirms that he is over the left leg injury that saw him retire against Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals at the US Open and admits he is aware of the very real threat that the visitors pose to the defending champions in this semifinal clash.

Captains Bogdan Obradovic and Tito Vazquez also discuss their strategies in team selection for this weekend.

Novak Djokovic also praises Davis Cup for giving him the energy to record his winning streak and the catalyst for a remarkable 2011 season.

David Nalbandian (ARG) - 15/09/2011

Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) - 15/09/2011

Novak Djokovic (SRB) - 15/09/2011

Captain Bogdan Obradovic (SRB) - 15/09/11

Captain Tito Vazquez (ARG) - 15/09/11

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) - 15/09/2011

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    Chris Bowers

    Chris Bowers has been on the tennis circuit for more years than he can remember. When he became a father nearly 10 years ago, he decided he wanted to reduce his travel, so limited it to Grand Slams and Davis Cup ties; and as a result he is attending his 58th Davis Cup tie this weekend.



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