Feliciano Lopez, new director of the Davis Cup Finals, releases the first words

He has been announced as the new director of the national team competition for the Group stage in September and the Final 8 in Malaga

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Feliciano Lopez, new director of the Davis Cup Finals, releases the first words

Feliciano Lopez, still active player, director of the Mutua Madrid Open and new director of the final phase of the Davis Cup 2023. The Spaniard, who as announced by himself should soon leave the professional Tour and hang up his racket, starts planning his career as a former Player.

He has been announced as the new director of the national team competition for the Group stage in September and the Final 8 in Malaga. The competition tries to start a new course, after the end, not entirely serene, with Kosmos.

"Becoming tournament director is a great privilege for me and I thank the ITF for appointing me. I have very special memories of this competition, so I'm happy to take on a new organizational role. As an athlete, representing your country is the pinnacle of your career.

It has always meant a lot to me and you can still see how much it means to any player who has played in this competition over the years. As Tournament Director, my main focus will be to build on the recent success of the competition and make it the best possible event for players and fans around the world.

I can't wait to get started," said the new director of a competition he has won four times (2008, 2009, 2011 and 2019), according to the official statement.

The press release

The current president of the ITF, David Haggerty, in the press release released did not fail to praise the new director Feliciano Lopez.: "We have no doubt that Feliciano will be a great addition to this competition.

He is a Davis Cup legend and he embodies the essence of this competition: passion, fun and pride in representing your country. His record speaks for itself and he is adored in Spain for several reasons as well as demonstrating his talent as a tournament director in recent years.

For all of this we have brought him into the team at this stage of the competition. The ITF and Feliciano are fully aligned and we continue to aim to grow this wonderful event."

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