Rafael Nadal: 'I like the new Davis Cup format a lot'


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Rafael Nadal: 'I like the new Davis Cup format a lot'

Rafael Nadal backed the new Davis Cup format. The Spanish player said: “I like the new format very much. It’s good that we have more possibility that the top players can play and I think the organisation is very good for all the teams.

We feel the support. It’s a little bit of an advantage for us”. Lleyton Hewitt believes the format is not a right one: “I still feel the same way. In terms of Davis Cup, that’s how we all knew it. I make no secret that two of the biggest points of difference with Davis Cup and what the competition was about was home and away and best of five sets.

But our boys get the chance to wear the green and gold and play for our country. It doesn’t matter if we’re playing marbles out there, we’re going to go out and lay it all on the line. We just have to deal with the format as best as we possibly can”.

The Argentinean Diego Schwartzman said: "I think we are ready to start. Many days practicing already, one week, we arrived one week ago. So we are ready to start our matches and we are happy to be here. It's a great place.

Everything is working good. So we just want to start tomorrow against Chile. It's going to be a really tough match. We know each other a lot. And I think it's going to really be tough because they have a very good singles.

I don't know who is going to play the doubles. But it's going to be close, tight. I'm happy to start. So it's good for all of us."