Buenos Aires, Argentina (Sports Network) - Juan Martin del Potro will lead
host Argentina against a Tomas Berdych-led Czech Republic squad in a Davis Cup
semifinal showdown next week.
The best-of-five affair will be held from September 14-16 on red clay at
Parque Roca in Buenos Aires.
The Argentines, captained by Martin Jaite, will feature the eighth-ranked 2009
U.S. Open champion del Potro, world No. 11 Juan Monaco, Carlos Berlocq and
The Czechs are guided by Jaroslav Navratil, who will have the seventh-ranked
2010 Wimbledon runner-up Berdych, Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol and Ivo Minar at
his disposal next week. Rosol shocked Spanish great Rafael Nadal in a second-
round match at Wimbledon earlier this summer.
The Czechs are 3-1 all-time versus the Argentines, including a win in their
last meeting in a quarterfinal in Ostrava in 2009.
Argentina lost to Spain in last year's World Group final in Seville, falling
to 0-4 in Davis Cup finals.
The Argentina-Czech Republic winner will meet the Spain-United States victor
in the 2012 final in November.
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