Spain without Rafael Nadal would not be the same, says team captain

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Spain without Rafael Nadal would not be the same, says team captain

In an interview to AS the Spain's Davis Cup team captain Sergi Bruguera spoke about Rafael Nadal leading the team in the finals stage.

Bruguera said: "A team without the number one would not be the same. He loves the team competitions and he was always involved in playing for his country, not just now", said Bruguera who doesn't think Spain is the favorite since the hard court is the surface picked.

"That's a handicap for Spain. We have been winning at home for 27 ties in a row, but we always chose clay. Indoor hard court is where we always played on far away in order to make us have a disadvantage." Does Roberto Bautista Agut head having his best moment in career? "He has been in a great moment for many years and he is very solid, ending the year on the top ten is something brutal", said Bruguera who also praised Pablo Carreno Busta: "After the US Open he played consecutive tournaments, was No.

27, won the Chengdu Open and found consistency. He is the same Pablo as always." Will Lopez and Carreno Busta pair up to play doubles? "Many combinations can be done. It will be difficult to make a choice because Feliciano and Pablo are two great doubles players, but Marcel Granollers is the specialist and now he is going through his best time.

He is coming from a Masters 1000 and Grand Slam final. Nadal, when he plays doubles, is the best." Bruguera was not able to win Davis Cup as a player. "it's one of the things that excited me the most because back in the day we had to play a lot far away and it was impossible."