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Argentina's hopes dashed once again

Updated: September 18, 2012, 11:33 AM ET
By Peter Bodo

Davis Cup ties, even semifinals, tend to pass under the radar for all but the most devout of fans when they're played just a week after the final and most enervating Grand Slam event, the U.S. Open.

Juan Martin del Potro, Juan Monaco, David Nalbandian and a host of former Argentine greats might find some solace in that, given the events of the past weekend. Nothing is worse than failing in a big way when the whole world is watching, which is something at which Argentina has become expert.

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