MINSK, 8 September (BelTA) - The squads for the Belarus-Argentina Davis Cup by Rakuten World Group I clash have been named, BelTA has learned.
Captain of the Belarusian team Aleksandr Vasilevsky has chosen young players, who will play at such a high level for the first time. The squad includes 20-year-old Alexander Zgirovsky (ranked 1,138 by the ATP), 21-year-old Martin Borisiouk (1,325) and 18-year-old Daniil Ostapenkov and Erik Arutiunyian, who are not yet rated.
Argentina's team will include three players from the top 100 world rankings. Leader of the Argentina national team is world number 14 Diego Schwartzman. He will be joined by Federico Coria (62), Guido Pella (85) and the most experienced doubles players Horacio Ceballos and Maximo Gonzalez. Guido Pella won the Davis Cup as part of the Argentine team in 2016.
The match between Belarus and Argentina will be held in Buenos Aires on 18-19 September. The teams have met twice before. Argentina won 5-0 in Cordob in 2001. The Belarusians took revenge with the same score in the quarterfinals in 2004.
Belarus made its Davis Cup debut in 1994. Since then, the team has played 64 matches, winning 36 of them. Max Mirny and Vladimir Voltchkov won 24 singles matches each, and 19 games in doubles. Argentina has been playing in these competitions for almost a century - since 1923, winning the title in 2016.
In the 2019 edition Spain won the champion title for the sixth time after defeating Canada in the final. The United States has won 32 Davis Cup titles, Australia - 28, the UK and France - 10 each.