Tennis - Davis Cup door ajar for Del Potro as captain quits

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Tennis - Davis Cup door ajar for Del Potro as captain quits
Argentina's tennis captain Martin Jaite gestures during the Davis Cup World Group 1st Round single tennis match between Italy's tennis player Andreas Seppi and Argentina's tennis player Carlos Berlocq in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 31, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (AFP Photo/JUAN MABROMATA)

- Argentina tennis star Juan Martin Del Potro's boycott of the Davis Cup team could be at an end after captain Martin Jaite announced on Tuesday he would be stepping down after their play-off with Israel in September.

Del Potro, who is presently recovering from wrist surgery and will not be able to try and regain the US Open title he won in 2009, has not played Davis Cup for the past two seasons after a falling out.

Jaite, who reached a career high 10 in the world in 1990, said that he had never intended to stay on past this year.

"My objective was to see out my contract," said the 49-year-old, who has been in charge for three years and guided the Argentinians to the semi-finals last year.


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