Del Potro and Co feted after Davis Cup triumph
Argentina's Davis Cup champions returned to a hero's welcome in Buenos Aires yesterday morning (Singapore time) after clinching their maiden title with a stunning 3-2 win over Croatia over the weekend.
Injury-prone 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro led a spectacular final-day comeback against the hosts that delighted the massed ranks of Argentine fans, including football legend Diego Maradona, who witnessed the final at Arena Zagreb.
Del Potro told a news conference in the Argentine capital: "I have achieved things throughout my career that have filled me with pride and my dreams came true but, with this beautiful cup, I will sleep well.
Argentine fans cheered the team captained by Daniel Orsanic as they made their way through the streets of Buenos Aires on an open-top bus. - REUTERS.