Rafael Nadal spoke about the upcoming Davis Cup Finals that will take place in Madrid. The Spanish player, who played this competition in Madrid already in 2008 against the United States and in 2013 against Ukraine, said: "It's a new event so you have to be cautious.
Every match matters. It's a complicated group on a surface that is not our favorite one. But all the team is focused and I know they trained very well." Croatia is in the same group as Spain. Franko Skugor, team captain, said that despite Marin Cilic's withdrawal they have changes to go fo far.
On why Zeljko Krajan was fired up, he added: "We had some conversations with the Federation that was not happy with Zeljko's job, who also has other things and coaches other players. The decision was taken and now I am here.
It's not easy, it's the first time but everyone said that we would work on this challenge. I thnk we have some changes. This format may not be the best solution as we only have one tournament in our country and we rarely play in front of our crowd but we will see."
The United States's captain Mardy Fish said he didn't even know who Italian Matteo Berretini now he is the highest ranked player in USA's group with Italy and Canada (who play ea other Mon.) US plays Canada w Dennis S.
and Felix A. Tuesday. He also added: "Being Davis Cup Captain is a dream job. Will have to blend generations, offer advice and keep players calm. We are going to throw in as many tall guys as possible."