Argentina clinch final place
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:02
The 19-year-old defeated Igor Andreev 6-4 6-2 6-1 as Argentina recovered from David Nalbandian’s loss to Nikolay Davydenko to triumph.
Argentina finished runners-up in 1981 and 2006 and will bid for their first Davis Cup title in Buenos Aires in November against Spain, who defeated the United States 4-1 in Madrid.
“Happiness is the only word I can use to describe how I feel,” said Del Potro.
“The match was difficult to begin with because I was a bit nervous and was anxiously looking forward to finishing the tie.
“Then, it was easier. I felt better. I played great tennis and I thank my captain and my team-mates who supported me.”