Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ferrer: "The Davis against Argentina is 60-40 in favor of Spain"

David Ferrer believes that Spain is a favorite to win the Davis Cup final to Argentina in early December in Seville, because playing at home and because it has in its ranks Rafa Nadal, world No. 2. "People say we are favorites, but players have to keep our feet on the ground. I think there's a 60-40 for Spain, because we play at home because we have the world number two," he said.

Despite this condition favorites, Ferrer said he would not be trusted because Argentina also has top players capable of beating any opponent. In particular, said Juan Martin del Potro, "who can win every game," as David Nalbandian, "that when motivated is spectacular." So the key to Ferrer in the final can be "in the doubles match," which can be "that upsets the balance." In this regard, noted that the captain has many options to choose a good partner and would not reveal their preferences.

The Spanish said that Argentines arrive more rested in the Davis Cup final since none of them played a week before the Masters tournament in London, a competition reserved for the top eight in the world that have ensured its presence both Nadal as Ferrer himself. In addition, Nicolas Almagro can achieve a place in the tournament with a win at Bercy Masters 1000 final of the season, which has given Del Potro, who also had a choice of finishing in the top eight of the year. Ferrer said he did not give up Bercy because he was "in good physical moment" and that for him "is also a major tournament. We all have much motivation to play for the Davis Cup for your country, but I also give great importance to the trophy Teachers or east of Bercy. I'm playing the best in all of them, "he said.

Special importance was given to the competition in London, where, despite facing the best in the world, Ferrer expected to "do some good tennis and achieve victory. This is not always easy, because even though the quality of play rivals in the tournament is very high. But I face with great motivation for me is as important as the Davis "he said.

Foster stressed the importance of having a partner like Nadal. "It is true that without him win the United States and in Mar del Plata, but the team Rafa gets too high, is a key for us," he said. It also highlighted the positive mood in the Spanish team, which makes "everybody wants to come. The Davis gives you a different motivation for public support, but I think if I had not so good atmosphere, people would not have the same desire to come to the team, "he said. As for the venue, Sevilla, Ferrer highlighted his magic, as demonstrated in the 2004 final. "All we want in our house, but whenever we play in Spain is nice and it is true that people engage Sevilla lot," he said.


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