Oct 11, 2008

Davis Cup final to be held in Mar del Plata instead

Islas Malvinas Stadium in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Early this month, the Argentine tennis association nominated Cordoba's Estadio Orfeo as its first choice for the Davis Cup final.

And today, it is confirmed that the final between Argentina and Spain will be held at the Islas Malvinas Stadium in Mar del Plata.

“This was one of the most challenging decisions we have made during my more than a decade-long tenure on the Davis Cup Committee,” said Juan Margets, chairman of the International Tennis Federation panel.
The Argentine team hoped to play on a fast indoor court in Cordoba to bolster the strengths of David Nalbandian and Juan Martin del Potro.

Both venues don’t meet the ITF’s requirement of 12,000 seats.

Margets said it was more feasible to increase the seating in Mar del Plata’s venue.

The Davis Cup final will be held in Nov. 21-23.

(Via AP, Image by AP Photo/Vicente Robles)

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