Rafael Nadal has a privileged mind, says Diaz



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Rafael Nadal has a privileged mind, says Diaz

In an interview to Ok Diario Spain's Tennis Federation chief Miguel Diaz spoke about Spain's Davis Cup title win. Diaz said: "We have great players but Rafael Nadal makes a lot of differences, he is a tremendous reference point around the world, his mind is a privileged one.

If he had committed to another thing he would have had a tremendous success too for the mind he has. Technique-wise he can be the same or worse than many others but he has a privileged mind that makes him being greater than the others and having him in Spain is great."

Diaz also praised Spain's fighting spirit in helping Roberto Bautista Agut: "Our team has been known for many years, it's a family. Robert's father died and everyone were behind him. That was something amazing.

They are a great family, hopefully they can retain the title although it's very complicated." Asked if winning Davis Cup through this new format is an even bigger achievement, Diaz replied: "I think it's similar.

With this format the competition turns very intense, matches happen quicker, the doubles is the key. I liked the format, there are things you should modify like times or the calendar. This is not the best week for the players.

But the format is very emotional." On Davis Cup possibly taking place in September, Martin Jaite said: "It's something you have to look about, the calendar is a complicated problem. The ideal date is after the US Open, but you have to speak with the Laver Cup organizers.

Players are very tired when that time of the year comes around. You have to see how players will do in 2020 physically after playing the Davis Cup."