- Nadal. "I want to stay connected to the sport when I retire"
Roger Federer was never convinced by the new Davis Cup. Since the format was known, the Swiss was one of the most critical for the dates of the tournament and for its similarities with the future ATP World Cup. Although Switzerland has not qualified for the first edition, which will be held from November 18 to 24 at the Caja Mágica in Madrid, the intention of Gerard Piqué , one of the promoters, is to convince the owner of 20 Grand Slams for the future.
The player, during his presence in El Hormiguero de Antena 3 on Tuesday, got rid of praise for Roger, whom he described as the best in history and was confident he could count on the Swiss in the future. "It is not easy. We are working there and I think we will finally understand each other," said the defender.
This Thursday, after beating Belgian David Goffin (7-6 (7) and 6-4) in the round of 16 of the Shanghai Masters, Federer was asked about the issue and denied that he had spoken to Gerard Piqué. "I never met him, so I don't know what we need to work on," he said before explaining that, although he has not "officially retired" from the Davis Cup, "he is more likely not to" dispute it again. "I am getting older and I have other things that I would also like to do and go to places where I have never played before," he said.
"Also, having four children and a wife is something else. I just can't be everywhere. I always said that when you play the Davis Cup you should miss a 1,000 Masters. Is it worth it? Not always. Not for me," he added. , which on the same dates as Davis, specifically on November 19, will play an exhibition match against German Alexander Zverev in Chile.
Precisely, the German tennis player, the other top who opposes the new Davis, will be Federer's rival this Friday in the quarterfinals of Shanghai.
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