Saturday, August 7, 2004
Gaudio sidelined with injured heel
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- French Open champion Gaston
Gaudio pulled out of the Athens Olympics with an injury, the second
prominent Argentine tennis player to withdraw from the games.
Fifth-ranked Gaudio aggravated a right-heel injury during this
week's Cincinnati Masters, and he was unlikely to recover in time
for the Olympics, trainer Javier Maquirriain said. The Argentine
Tennis Association said Saturday that Gaudio would not compete in
Gaudio joins No. 3 Guillermo Coria, who pulled out Wednesday
because of shoulder tendinitis, leaving Argentina without its two
top players as it seeks the country's first Olympic gold medal in
No. 50 Agustin Calleri is expected to replace Gaudio.
Already on the team were No. 5 David Nalbandian and No. 32 Juan
Ignacio Chela. Mariano Zabaleta, ranked 40th, will probably replace