In an interview, Paul Capdeville commented on his quotes dated back to some weeks ago about Roger Federer influencing other players' career. The Chilean said: "I said that Federer was extremely good and got to the highest tennis level, that us guys who could not achieve a higher level we dropped to the bottom.
But the ones who were between 70 and 120 were influenced. You will not have another Federer." On Nicolas Jarry and Christian Garin, Capdeville added: "It's very good and hopefully they see it like this. The competitions are good because they will win.
I feel that Christian increased his level because he saw Jarry making a breakthrough last year. They also are Davis Cup teammates and in the end, teams are teams when they are a team. In football, the National achieved success because he played as a team.
They have a pretty good personality for it. We need to find a good momentum and there will be younger players who will learn as well. This view is the one that I would like to lead. In my case, when I trained with Fernando Gonzalez or was travelling with Nico Massu, I learned a lot."
Federer opened his 2019 season winning the Hopman Cup in Perth by defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber in the final. The 37-year-old then lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open fourth round.
He conquered his 100th career-title in Dubai by taking revenge over Tsitsipas in the championship clash. The Swiss will play the Rome Open next.