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The first actions of Calleri to the command of the AAT: imminent meetings with Orsanic and Del Potro

The new president of the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT), Agustín Calleri, announced this Friday that next week he will meet with the captain of the Argentine Davis Cup team, Daniel Orsanic, to talk about its continuity, and then he will the same with the tandilense Juan Martín Del Potro .

After a long celebration that lasted until dawn for the victory in the elections against the official list headed by José Luis "Batata" Clerc, the Cordovan of 41 years insisted that the "passion" of his team will lead him to generate "a long-term change" in national tennis.

But the most urgent point at the sport level is what will happen to Orsanic, with whom Calleri announced that will be joined next week.

The captain who took Argentina to win his first Silver Salad Bowl in 2016 called Calleri to congratulate him and they agreed to a meeting to resolve his continuity at the helm of l albiceleste team

Orsanic - who was also Director of Development of the AAT, position in which he will not continue - announced, some time ago, that if Clerc did not win, he would step aside, but Calleri always showed with confidence to reverse that decision.

In case of a negative response from the current captain, the former Cordovan will have to designate a captain to make his debut in September against Colombia, for the promotion repechage to the World Group, which has not yet It has a definite location.

"I was in San Juan for the series with Chile and the organization was very good. The Cantoni stadium was very good, I know there are other places that have the intention of taking the series with Colombia, it will be a matter of evaluating the offers, it is seen from the sporting also because it will be as before, to five sets. It's not all for an economic issue, but also for what the players think "he told TyC Sports.

Another issue that always emerges instinctively is the return of Del Potro to the albiceleste group, where he does not participate since that end of 2016, where he was raised as a figure for the first Davis title in history.

"He is helping from his place, with victories and good results. The idea is to get together to talk and see what he thinks but without pressure "said Calleri, who foresees that meeting after the European tour on brick dust that includes the Masters of Madrid and Rome, plus Roland Garros, and those of turf, which end in Wimbledon.

He added: "He made a decision and is respectable because he gave a lot to Argentine tennis. At the moment, we will get together to talk ".

For the time being, the former player explained that since early Friday he started working with his team, in which there is a good part of the old" Argentine Legion " , who sowed a golden age for the albiceleste tennis.

In the winning list, in addition to the vice president Mariano Zabaleta, Guillermo Coria, Florencia Labat, Martín Jaite and José Acasuso have different positions, among other recognized extenistas.

"We have a lot of passion, we know what it is from the beginning all the steps to be followed to be a professional player. We must break with the scheme that all are going to be professionals, because we can not lose the social tennis player. We have several projects in mind with the guys to be able to start changing Argentine tennis little by little, because it's long-term, but we have a big commitment "finished.

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