Feliciano Lopez: 'Rafael Nadal is the number one on all aspects'


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Feliciano Lopez: 'Rafael Nadal is the number one on all aspects'

Feliciano Lopez spoke about Spain's Davis Cup team success. The 38-year-old said: "It's incredible, complicated and tough moments, so much pressure. Rafa (Nadal) is so competitive, he kept me in the doubles match on Saturday, he had a tremendous adrenaline and in the second set I was worse, he was still supporting me, giving me the strength I needed, being focused.

You suffer a lot. He is the number one on all aspects" Asked if he spoke about football with Gerard Pique, Lopez replied: "A bit, we joked, he went to say hi to us in the locker room and I told him I will keep cheering on Real Madrid."

On Roberto Bautista Agut, Lopez concluded: "It's something unique that only he can do, he told the captain he wanted to play and he was ready for it. I am very happy and emotional for him, from being possibly one of his worst weeks ever, it became his possibly best day in life.

He will never forget a disgrace like his father's death but life will give back." Felix Auger-Aliassime, who lost to Bautista Agut, said: "I think we heard about it yesterday that he could potentially play if they made the finals.

So yeah, I was preparing to face him. And yeah, obviously it makes things more difficult, you know, top 10 or close, if I'm right. Great player. Playing at home. He did well, he played well. For my part, yeah, it's disappointing to end on a note like this with all the effort that Vasek and then Denis had put in. But yeah, we'll learn and come back, yeah."