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Mancini content with court improvements

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:01

In the 4-1 quarter-final home win against Sweden in April, the South Americans complained about the condition of the clay court.

However, the Argentinian Tennis Association (AAT) have worked hard at bringing it up to scratch in the interim and Mancini said: “The pitch is great now. It’s a little bit hard in the morning but that’s all. If we compare it with the conditions for the Sweden tie, it is 10 times better. No question about it.”

He added: “(The AAT) have done a very good job.”

The AAT’s executive director Hector Romani told La Nacion newspaper: “The problem that court has is that it is not like a tennis club where you play every day and repair it often.

“Repairing at the Parque Roca started three months ago to level the court and take excessive clay out. Then we had to find the ideal level of humidity as it was quite dry.

“As pre-qualifiers of four Futures and one Women’s Circuit were played there, it allowed the court to have the necessary activity to be more solid.”

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