The team of Spain in the Davis Cup 2019 in Madrid

Spain seeks in the capital of Spain the sixth salad bowl in its history. Sergi Bruguera will be the captain of a team led by Rafa Nadal.


The Spanish tennis team will look for its sixth Davis Cup in Madrid. From November 18 to 24, the capital of Spain will host the final phase of the new format introduced in the competition by Gerard Piqué's Kosmos group. A dynamic and attractive organization that will focus the attention of the planet tennis for a week with the participation of 18 teams distributed in six groups.

Spain is located in group B next to Croatia and Russia, two powerful teams. But who makes up the Spanish team for this final phase of the Davis Cup? We analyze it below.

Sergi Bruguera

He will be the captain of the Spanish national team for the second consecutive year. Double winner of Roland Garros in his stage as a professional tennis player, Bruguera signed a respectable performance as captain in 2018, when he led Spain to the semifinals against France (3-2). For the final phase of this year, it has the majority of players that formed the block in that event in Lille, where he left with good feelings for this year: "The dynamics are good. There is commitment to play, they give it everything on the track, the atmosphere between them is supportive. If we continue like this for several years, we will have options to fight for the Salad Bowl again. " In a few days we will find out if he is right.

Rafa Nadal (nº 1)

Undisputed leader of this team. This year he has added two more grand slams to his extensive record (19 in total) and the number 1 ATP ranking until the end of the season. He has been part of the teams that have won the last four Davis Cups for Spain, although he could not be in the final of Mar de Plata against Argentina.

Roberto Bautista (nº 2)

Castellón has signed this year the best season of his sports career. He is the Spanish with the second best ranking of the circuit (nº 9) and stayed at the gates of playing the ATP Finals last week thanks to his fantastic regularity (he traveled to London as a reserve). He won a title this year, last January in Doha against Tomas Berdych.

Pablo Carreño (No. 3)

It has not been a precisely easy 2019 for Pablo Carreño. The Spaniard has lived an ordeal with injuries that have caused him to lose positions in the ATP ranking until position 27, but it is after Nadal and Baptist number 3 of the Navy without discussion. His last appearance on the track took place in Vienna, but he retired on October 25 in the quarterfinals with discomfort in his back, and did not want to force himself to be in Paris-Bercy to be in full condition at Davis. Last week he trained in Madrid without problems. You are waiting for the doubles.

Feliciano López (nº 4)

The commitment and performance of Feliciano López (38 years) in the big appointments with Spain is beyond doubt. A good part of the fault was toledano in the achievement of the third salad bowl, the one in which Spain was not at all favorite against Argentina in Mar del Plata and in the absence of Rafa Nadal. Feliciano gave decisive points in that tie and this season has proven to be living a second youth with two titles, both on the grass of Queen's (single and double) .

Marcel Granollers (nº 5)

The doubles matches will be his great task, modality of which he is a true expert. He arrives in Madrid as an accomplished doubler thanks to a record of 18 titles in this discipline, among which stands out above the rest the Masters Cup won in 2012 with Marc López. His contribution and experience with Pablo Carreño, with whom he has trained in Madrid the last days to prepare his doubles matches in the final phase of the Davis, will be fundamental.



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