"I support Piqué's initiative and wish this Davis the best"

Toni Nadal, director of the Rafa Nadal Academy, said Friday that he liked the previous Davis Cup, although he acknowledged that it was "unfeasible."


Toni Nadal, director of the Rafa Nadal Academy, said Friday that he liked the previous Davis Cup, although he acknowledged that it was "unfeasible", and showed his support for the initiative of the change of format devised by Gerard Piqué through his company Kosmos .

Toni Nadal attended the presentation of the MAPFRE National Future Master of Tennis that will be held in Manacor between December 18 and 21 at the Caja Mágica, and was asked about his opinion about the change in format that the Davis Cup has experienced this year.

"I liked the Davis Cup as it was before, but it was unfeasible. With this format, despite the reluctance of some player defending their interests, I think there are no major absences," said Nadal, who called the bet "brave" from Piqué.

"He needs us to support him. With the players that I have spoken, they like it because it is more agile. Some day is missing and that is why the problem of the schedules, which are played at untimely hours, although I have lived and suffered it in some tournaments "he confessed.

"It is desirable that this does not happen, but Gerard Piqué and Galo Blanco (Kosmos sports director) will have taken note and remedy the problem. The atmosphere is very good, with the full track, and I wish the best for this tournament. Hopefully I can continue to play in Madrid, which is a special city to host these events, "he said.

For Toni Nadal "it is not easy to find in this month of November places to play with covered pavilions of this level. The competition will go to more every year and I am glad that it has been done in Spain. I support the initiative of its promoter, although there are people with misgivings and clinging to the past. "

"Before it was increasingly difficult for the best to play Davis Cup and in this way you can see the best in the world for a few days. I prefer to see the positive and I think things are being done very well," he said.

On the options that Spain has to raise the Salad Bowl for the sixth time, Toni Nadal included the selection led by Sergi Bruguera among the favorites. "Spain, apart from playing at home, has options because it has number one (Rafa Nadal), although I do not know if it is in this area."

"Spain has a very complete team and, although it is a shame the loss of Roberto Bautista, which is difficult to replace, I think Feliciano López or Pablo Carreño will defend Spain equally well. They are very competitive players both and not I think it affects more than the account. Spain is one of the top favorites, although it can also be lost, "he concluded.



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