Historically, Argentina and Chile are big rivals and now share Group C in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals. Germany may have to be the referee.
Official team nomination: ARGENTINA
Captain: Gastón Gaudio
Official team nomination: GERMANY
Capitán: Michael Kohlmann
Official team nomination: CHILE
Captain: Nicolás Massú
- Duels between Argentina and Chile are always big occasions. Their rivalry is huge and to see their fans competing to show their support in the stands is quite a spectacle. Germany will have to contend with the passion of Argentines and Chileans when they defend their colours if they are to reach the quarter-finals.
- Argentina received one of the wild cards for the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals. Champions in 2016 at the fourth attempt, Gastón Gaudio's men aspire to recreate that success by coming together as a solid and united team. With six players in the top 100, and one of the best doubles players of the season in Horacio Zeballos, the captain has the luxury of choice.
- Germany’s last Davis Cup title dates back to 1993, and they will be relying on a combination of youth and experience demonstrated by Alexander Zverev (age 22, number 6 in the ATP rankings) and Philipp Kohlschreiber (age 35, ranked 78). Their emphatic qualification for the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals (5-0 against Hungary) is a good sign.
- Chile have proved by returning to the world elite that they will not be an insignificant opponent. Young players Cristian Garín and Nicolás Jarry have at their disposal the invaluable advice of captain Nicolás Massú and former world number one Marcelo Ríos.
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