Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez lost Davis Cup doubles rubber against Rafael Nadal and Marcel Granollers on Friday in Madrid. Speaking after the match in an interview with Tyc Sports, Mayer said: "Spain has Nadal and when they need him, he wins it all.
We played well, the match was very close, we did not have many downs. It's not easy to play here. We are still happy. We were a bit lucky for how we went through the group stage and today's match was hard-fought. They are the best in the world and we fought until the end.
There are no regrets. I liked this Davis Cup format." In a press conference the team captain Gaston Gaudio thanked for the support: "The fans of Argentina, like I always said, they are amazing. They were great today, they were great during the whole week.
And if we're talking about the format, I guess it was pretty good. I don't know. Like, it was an exciting week. There are a few changes that I would make, but in general, I think that it was nice. It was exciting to feel like playing for a national team like for Argentina but altogether like we used to play when we were young when kids.
So in that sense, I guess it was pretty nice." On the tournament format, Gaudio concluded: "I would make a few changes in a way that maybe should be longer. I don't understand how come you are going to play like seven days in a row, and then you go to a tournament like Miami or Indian Wells and you have 15 days.
So, in that case, I think that this format deserved at least ten days so you don't have to play one day after the other."