Rafael Nadal shared in an interview to Cope how he lives this Davis Cup week in Madrid. The world No. 1 said: "When I am on the tour I spend time with my team that is made up of close friends for years. Now it's a different environment, a totally different week than the one we go through all the year.
We get along very well. When there is pressure in the team, it's not good. Sometimes during all these years you may argue a bit but in 99 percent of cases everything went great." Asked if he was worried that at some point he could not play Davis Cup, Nadal replied: "There are very high level players who are representing their country.
If I were not here because of the abdominal issue, the team would have been good. I always wanted to play here. I had a very good career but I also had many injuries. I think compared to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, I missed most Masters 1000 and Grand Slams due to injuries.
They had fewer issues. I try to have a light schedule." The captain Sergi Bruguera: "I am lucky to count on the players I have. I trust them. It makes things easier." Nadal will play an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 21 December facing the likes of Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic. He will start his new season at the ATP Cup prior to the Australian Open.