Spanish player Roberto Bautista Agut will be the first alternate at the ATP Finals in London. Rafael Nadal will be showing up in the year-end championship, but there are worries that he could aggravate his injury mid-tournament.
Bautista Agut said: "I would love to play, although I do not wish anybody to hurt himself, Rafa Nadal, either. I hope to compete after a very good and complete year. There are the best eight guys in the world, it will depend more on Rafa than his opponents, even if he is doing well and he plays at a great level he has big chances.
I hope to be among the best guys in the world for many more years, but it's difficult to make it as there are many good players." Bautista Agut analyzed the new Davis Cup: "I love playing for Spain, I hope it will be a very good competition.
Both the Spanish team and I will give our best. It's very particular conditions, since it's on hard and indoor courts, which favours Russians or players from East, who play indoor at winter, but we fight a lot and it will definitely go well," said Bautista Agut who concluded referring to the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020: "For any sportsman to be in The Games it's special, so I would like to enjoy them."
The Castellon de la Plana native achieved a career-high ranking at No. 9 this week, winning 40 matches and losing 21. He earned $2.5 million prize money this year so far.