Karen Khachanov: 'Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic always start as favorites'

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Karen Khachanov: 'Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic always start as favorites'

In a press conference at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid, Karen Khachanov spoke about his two recent matches loss in Davis Cup against Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Khachanov said: "Last two matches I play with No. 1 and No.

2 in the world. So it's, you know, for sure, they are favorites still. But I think it was against Rafa a really good match, all match. And then against Novak, he was just really much better in some aspects of the game. And of course, when this new format of the Davis Cup that there are just three matches, that's what you see can happen.

Like singles, 1-1, doubles deciding. So I think that gives us more opportunity to go through." Andrey Rublev spoke about his singles loss to Filip Krajinovic: "I don't think that Filip was playing well. Because I know how he can play, I know his level.

And I was feeling that probably he was feeling too much pressure. Because in the beginning he was missing quite a lot so I was not really doing many things, but I was feeling quite confident, and probably that's why makes it different.

And then looks like there was no match, but I mean, there were some moments that he could come back but I serve really well in those moments. I think all the break points I think I make aces. So I perform in the important moment really well so I couldn't give him even a chance to come back. And that was the best from the single."