Slowed by an injury to his left wrist, Juan Martin del Potro is expected to play when Argentina opens its Davis Cup semifinal against the Czech Republic on Friday.
The state-run news agency Telam reported on Wednesday that Del Potro practiced and will join Juan Monaco in singles with Carlos Berlocq and Eduardo Schwank set for doubles.
The Czechs will counter with Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek in singles and probably doubles in the outdoor clay-court tie.
Argentina is trying to reach its second straight final after losing a year ago at Spain. The Czechs lost the 2009 final against Spain.
Argentina has been in four finals, and lost a record four. The Czechs won the title in 1980 as Czechoslovakia.
Draw for Davis Cup semifinal between Argentina and Czech Republic on clay at Parque Roca:
Friday Singles Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina vs. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic
Juan Monaco, Argentina vs. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
Saturday Doubles Carlos Berlocq and Eduardo Schwank, Argentina, vs. Ivo Minar and Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic
Sunday Reverse Singles Juan Martin del...
Argentina lost the Davis Cup doubles on Saturday -- falling behind 2-1 against the Czech Republic in the semifinals -- and also lost Juan Martin Del Potro for Sunday's deciding singles.
Del Potro defeated Radek Stepanek on Friday in singles playing with an inflamed left wrist on his non-racket hand. He said afterward he was in pain and playing with only half of his arsenal of...