Chile to host Davis Cup despite disaster

Updated: March 1, 2010, 12:14 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile is still planning to host its Davis Cup series this weekend against Israel despite the devastating earthquake that has killed at least 700 people in the South American country.

Singles player Nicolas Massu arrived on Monday from Miami and expressed concern for the Chilean people but said he was ready to play.

Jose Hinzpeter, president of the Chile tennis federation, also said he wants the series to go ahead as scheduled in the northern port town of Coquimbo, which suffered little damage.

The series begins Friday.


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