A packed crowd is set to happen on Tuesday November 19 on the Manolo Santana Stadium for the tie between Spain and Russia in Madrid in the Davis Cup. On Monday the organizers said that there are no tickets left to watch two of the strongest teams in the competition.
By then, Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will be coming from the ATP Finals in London and they are set for a US Open final revenge if they are both healthy. Nadal defeated the world No. 4 in a five-set championship clash to win his 19th Grand Slam title.
The second rubber should be contested by Roberto Bautista Agut and Karen Khachanov. The O2 Arena and Caja Magica surfaces will be the same. Javier Sanchez Vicario, head of Greenset company, will take care of it. The groups stages will take place in the three stadiums in the facility that hosts the best players in the world in May at the Madrid Open.
Spain will also play on Wednesday November 20 against the Croatians Marin Cilic and Borna Coric. On Friday 22 the quarter-finals will start. Captains will release the teams on November 21. One day before the event starts up to three players can be changed for any kind of reason.
Roger Federer is not playing Davis Cup. He is focused on playing exhibition matches like he did on Monday in Tokyo, Japan: "Tennis is in a very strong position in this country also thank to Kei Nishikori and also through wheelchair tennis. It's nice to be here, I love playing in Tokyo and in Japan it's been too long so it's nice to be back."