Costa released from hospital after heart problems
Spain Davis Cup captain and former French Open winner Albert
Costa was released from a hospital after heart-related problems on
The 34-year-old Costa was admitted to a hospital near Barcelona
after complaining of heart palpitations, chest pains and
hypertension, the Spanish tennis federation said. He was released
hours later and was at home resting.
In his first year as captain, Costa led Spain to its fourth
Davis Cup title with a 5-0 sweep of the Czech Republic last
Costa had no such related medical problems in the past,
federation spokesman Pedro Hernandez said. Hernandez put the
episode down to stress.
Costa, who replaced Emilio Sanchez Vicario after last year’s
triumph over Argentina, said after the victory that he would soon
sit down with the federation to discuss his contract renewal. Costa
also currently works as sporting director of the Catalan tennis
Costa was expected to be at the national tennis championships in
Seville as tournament director from Friday, but that was now
Costa played in Spain’s first Davis Cup-winning team in 2000. He
won the French Open two years later.