The Spanish team was eliminated in the Davis Cup group stage, losing to the Czech Republic and Serbia, without a win in six games. This is the poor balance of David Ferrer’s debut as Davis captain. Performance. cup. Despite this, the captain got the job done and stood up for his players, showing his commitment to the team. The loss to Serbian team Djokovic was expected, Djokovic wanted to win the Davis Cup and ATP Finals, it was foreseeable, but the loss to the Czech team was not in the script (only 1 set Won against Spain, lost in 10 games). An honorable win against South Korea doesn’t change anything. The Spanish team will not travel to Malaga in November for the Davis Cup quarter-finals. This defeat will force the national team to participate in the qualifying stage in February 2024, with opponents and venues to be determined.
Rafa Nadal was forced to miss (recovering from surgery), Pablo Carreño (injury), Roberto Bautista (due to ankle) Injured and unable to play), as well as the last-minute loss of Carlitos Alcaraz, who played a decisive role due to accumulated fatigue and physical problems after the tour of the United States, the Spanish team was eliminated in the draw, while David Fee Rey had to turn to players with no Davis Cup experience, such as Alejandro Davidovic and Bernabesapata, along with Roberto Bautista and Albert Ramo. With Marcel Granollers, he formed a Spanish quintet. It is obvious that when a team loses two superstars in Rafa and Carlitos, the chances of winning are greatly reduced. Coupled with the lack of experience of the newcomers in the Davis Cup, the players will feel that representing the country The pressure is greater and things get complicated.
I feel bad about the elimination of the Spanish team this time, especially because of David Ferrer (one of the greatest representatives of Spanish tennis, he is ranked 3rd in the world, he has 26 singles titles and 2 doubles titles Champion), he is one of 13 players with more than 700 victories on the tennis court: Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Guillermo Vilas, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Stefan Edberg, Eli Nastase, Peter Sampras, Boris Becker), who made important contributions to Spain’s Davis Cup victories (2008, 2009 and 2011), where he achieved a record of 27 wins and only 4 losses , it is worth remembering that he was unable to prevent Spain from losing to the Czech Republic in the 2012 Prague final.
Therefore, with such a brilliant record, he should not suffer such a disastrous defeat in his debut as Spain’s Davis Cup captain. With six silver salad bowls, all won in the 21st century, Spain is one of the countries with the most awards, behind the United States (32), Australia (28), France and the United Kingdom (10) and Sweden (7) . We’ll have to wait until 2024 before Ferrell can count on the Latex to compete for a seventh Silver Salad Bowl.
Good luck to you David, we are with you!