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08 April 2012

Marin Cilic salutes Argentine fans


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  • Maximiliano Boso

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: The Argentinean fans have not always been credited with showing sympathy to the opposition but Croatian Marin Cilic was more than appreciative of their support on Sunday as he battled physical exhaustion in a 61 62 61 loss to home favourite Juan Martin del Potro in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal match.

The tie was on the line in the contest but Cilic, having already played two five-set matches this weekend, was unable to match the Argentinean No.1 from start to finish. Del Potro was relieved to put the result beyond doubt without the nail biting prospect of a fifth rubber, with David Nalbandian himself having featured in both marathon spectacles.

Both captains, Martin Jaite and Zeljko Krajan reflect on the weekend's play with our journalists Maximiliano Boso.

Captain Martin Jaite (ARG) - 08/04/2012

Captain Zeljko Krajan (CRO) - 08/04/2012

Marin Cilic (CRO) - 08/04/2012

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) - 08/04/2012

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    • Marin Cilic (CRO)Argentine team celebrate their victory
    • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
    • Marin Cilic (CRO) and captain Zeljko KrajanJuan Martin del Potro and David Nalbandian (ARG)
    • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
    • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)Marin Cilic (CRO)
    • Antonio Veic (CRO) and Juan Monaco (ARG)Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
     
 
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    Maximiliano Boso

    Shorter and easier: just call him Max. He was a sports writer for La Nacion newspaper for 16 years before starting doing research for ESPN, consulting for the Argentine Tennis Association and writing for international publications. Max has travelled the American continent to cover football, until tennis – a life-time passion – had him wandering though the pathways of Grand Slams and Davis Cup ties. Most exciting thing? Packing for the next trip.

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