In an interview to El Espanol, the former top ten player Juan Monaco spoke about the Davis Cup tie between Spain and Argentina. He said: "Of course for Argentina it's a very complicated tie because they are playing far away against the world No.
1, with all the people supporting them. But you should never consider Argentina as died. You also have to know that Argentina was almost eliminated and now they can face Spain without having nothing to lose. That's where the teams turn dangerous because they have no pressure."
On the first match featuring Guido Pella and Pablo Carreno Busta, he added: "For Carreno it will be the first match in the Davis Cup. Pella played very well on the first day, not so much on the second. He is a player who showed many things during the year in complicated matches.
He likes playing this competition." On the second match featuring Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman, Monaco added: "It's a tremendously difficult match for Schwartzman, especially given how Rafa is doing. El Peque had a great year and he is on the top 15 but it's a very strong match emotionally for him.
But he has a mentality as a winner and he always believes he can win." On Rafael, Toni said: "I spoke with him two days ago. We spoke about the competition a bit, he likes this format, while before the calendar was packed. Now it's much better not just for him but for all the players. We have a team that wants to win the title."