Pablo Carreno Busta: 'Rafael Nadal will be our Davis Cup team lader'

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Pablo Carreno Busta: 'Rafael Nadal will be our Davis Cup team lader'

In an interview to the Davis Cup website Pablo Carreno Busta spoke about the Davis Cup groups stages that will feature Spain playing against Croatia and Russia. The former top ten player said: "Croatia has a top singles player like Borna Coric, and a doubles duo that is growing.

And Russia has many guys like Karen Khachanov, Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev. We have Rafael Nadal as a leader, plus up-and-coming players, but it will be the closest group. I am happy to be picked, it's special to play at home, there are people who like the format and others do not but you have to give an opportunity to the new format.

Playing just three sets with five nominees will make it interesting. I think several top players will compete in doubles which will make this competition more interesting." Meanwhile the Nicolas Jarry, who will compete for Chile against Argentina and Germany, said: "The goal is not to beat Argentina but go through the groups stages.

We want to be united. I think everyone will look at this event. Hopefully it's an exit. All of us get there in different conditions but regardless of it, Davis Cup is a special tournament, you play in a team and you find different strengths than when you play on tour.

I had two weeks off before heading into the Davis Cup. Our captain Nicolas Massu is very experienced being Dominic Thiem's coach. His level increased a lot."