Rafael Nadal convinced many guys to play Davis Cup,says tournament director

In an interview to El Pais the Davis Cup Tournament Director Albert Costa admitted that Rafael Nadal played a crucial role in bringing more top players in the event line-up

by Luigi Gatto
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Rafael Nadal convinced many guys to play Davis Cup,says tournament director

In an interview to El Pais the Davis Cup Tournament Director Albert Costa admitted that Rafael Nadal played a crucial role in bringing more top players in the event line-up. Costa said: "Having him on our side has been very important.

He has managed to convince a lot of people”. Costa believes many things make the Davis Cup unique: "A player like Federer has only won it once. With this format, we hope that the top players will sign up more and more.

Instead of having to keep four or five weeks free in their schedule, it’s now enough to keep one; two at the most”. Gerard Pique said: "It is the one we’ve dedicated the most time, effort and money to; an initiative that will allow everyone to know what our company is capable of.

I understand that our project is unsettling and takes time to assimilate. But now it’s November and we need to demonstrate that we were right and try to convince those who still have their doubts”. Pique also spoke about his relationship with the Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg: “We meet up when he comes here.

Despite being one of the most influential people in the world, he’s easy to get close to. We also saw each other in San Francisco. I see his mind as obsessive, it doesn’t stop until it gets what it wants. A visionary.

He bought Instagram for an absurdly small amount; these are opportunities that come along and spotting them demonstrates your capacity for reinvention. Perhaps Facebook has reached a certain limit and young people nowadays view it as a bit old-fashioned. In that respect, he knows how to re-adapt”.

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