In an interview to the Spanish radio Cope on Monday night ahead of the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid, Rafael Nadal spoke about arguing with a journalist during the ATP Finals in London after his opening groups' stage loss against Alexander Zverev.
The reporter had asked the Mallorcan if the wedding with his longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello could have been a distraction. "I do not speak English perfectly although I have been improving it over the years", said Nadal.
"It can be a fair question but not a right one at that moment as I had lost 6-2 6-4, I was coming from an injury and it was a disaster. Also, the journalist has been around for years so he should understand." Meanwhile France's captain Sebastien Grosjean spoke about the new tournament format: "Every time you want to change, you need to give time.
So we have to see. You were talking about the atmosphere in Lille, you were there, but it was different. If you want to change, you need to give some time to the fans, to the media, to the players to adapt to a different atmosphere.
You cannot say stop right away and then we will see. But every time you play for your country, you have to go everywhere. It's a privilege. It's an honor as well. So I'm very proud of them because everybody's talking about the atmosphere, but those guys, they are here, they are here for France, for Davis Cup, and we need our fans. So I hope on Thursday it is going to be a bit more crowd here and if we keep going, and more and more."