David Ferrer: 'Players like Rafael Nadal will not be there again'

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David Ferrer: 'Players like Rafael Nadal will not be there again'

In an interview to EFE the former world No. 3 David Ferrer praised Rafael Nadal's legacy in tennis. The 37-year-old said: "Players like Nadal will never exist again because he is unrepeatable among the tennis greats.

In Spain there are many younger guys who will win a Grand Slam, or they will have an amazing career among the top ten rankings, but players like Nadal will never exist anymore. In Spain we are bad used. There are very good players, Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta are on the top and we also have other players on the top 100.

What happens is that it seems normal that there are two top tens during 20 years, but no country has it and in Spain we have the luck to enjoy Nadal." Ferrer will reportedly be Spain's Davis Cup team assistant captain in the Madrid finals but at the moment he said he is not planning it.

"I have other goals like my family, the senior tournaments and the Conde de Godo", said the new Barcelona Tournament Director, who will play in Palma against the match winner between the Russian Mikhail Youzhny and the Croat Goran Ivanisevic.

The Legends Cup event will be opened by the Swede Thomas Enqvist and the Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero. Also Carlos Moya, Rafael Nadal's coach, and Mats Wilander will play. The women's field will feature the Spaniards Rosa Vicens, Nuria Llagostera and the Russian Elena Dementieva.