In an interview to ABC, the Madrid Open Tournament Director Feliciano Lopez analyzed how this year's tournament went. "The balance could not be more positive," said the Spaniard. "Over the week we have had the luck to enjoy Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the central court, who are the three monsters in tennis.
It's a luxury for the tournament and for the people who came seeing them every day. We could not ask for more. Also, every day it was packed." Now that he is running the tournament, would he like to change something? "You have fewer things that you can improve in this tournament.
But the tournament always tries to innovate, grow, evolve and what he achieves year after year. On all the aspects you have super brilliant people who work together so that everything goes perfect. The proof is the farewell tribute organized to David Ferrer on the Central Court the other day.
That everything goes well is given by the great team we have." How did he go through David Ferrer's farewell? "I would lie if I said that I would not be sad. It was difficult not to get emotional because I knew that I could never see him playing again.
The crowd that was fullfilling the Stadium was emotional too. It's the worst part because everyone was touched in a close way. Retiring this way in a Masters 1000 is a dream, in front of your crowd and against the world No. 4 Alexander Zverev," concluded Lopez who will be back on the Tour in Geneva.