Updated: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 04:03 | By Agence France-Presse

Davis Cup door ajar for Del Potro as captain quits

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.


Davis Cup door ajar for Del Potro as captain quits

Juan Del Potro of Argentina addresses the media on March 9, 2014 in Indian Wells, California - by Jeff Gross

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.

Jaite, who refused to comment on the row with Del Potro, will be in charge for the final time when Argentina play Israel in Sunrise in Florida from September 12-14.

The tie was originally slated for Tel Aviv but because of the unrest in the region it has since been moved.

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