Tennis Canada reacts to Rafael Nadal's praises


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Tennis Canada reacts to Rafael Nadal's praises

The Vice-President of Elite Development Louis Borfiga praised Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime for their performances in Davis Cup. "I was pretty scared in seeing two 19 and 20-year-olds in a Davis Cup final.

In the end, Rafael Nadal said that Canada will be unbeatable in the next years. Great satisfaction for how these younger players developed. What's satisfying before all those results are that there is a pretty interesting development.

It also speaks highly of our job." Bianca Andreescu's coach Sylvain Bruneau spoke about the US Open winner: "For Bianca, the challenge in 2020 is to do better injury-wise. Being able to play for a year without stopping as much as she did in 2019.

That's our desire." On Leyla Annie Fernandez, Bruneau added: "The goal will be to make a successful transition to the professional tour. As a head of the Canadian programme, I would like to see more depth. I would like to see more players delivering their best level in the Grand Slams.

In the long term, we will have Grand Slam winners. We will win the Davis Cup and also the Fed Cup because we have Bianca." Mexican player Emilio Gomez started the season as world No. 372 and now he is 147th. Gomez said: "When I started the season my goals were small, but they could be achieved.

I had to raise little by little on the rankings and in April it turned out that I played my best season ever already. I felt very well, I only had an injury in July or August. I lost some matches that could have allowed me to crack the top 100 rankings but I cannot complain.

A year ago I was retired and now I am in this position, spending time with Roger Federer which really motivates me ahead of 2020."