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The tournament should actually be hot Rafael Nadal Cup

Tennis Aficionados discussed last week, controversially, as the new event in Madrid would be a more appropriate way hot: Davis Cup by Rakuten, the World Cup of Tennis , or even Piqué Cup. The values Mr of the "süddeutsche Zeitung" in his Twitter survey yet another name to the game: Rakuten Cup by Shakira, in reference to Gerard Piqué's partner. His Followers, the like humorous, favored the proposal. But this is all wrong. Correct would have been: Rafael Nadal Cup.

The 33-Year-old led the hosts with eight Wins in eight Games, three of them in the double, for the first Davis Cup title since 2011. At the end he defeated on Sunday evening in the second single of the Finals against Canada, the emerging Denis Shapovalov (6:3, 7:6). As the last Forehand, the 20-Year-old on the net was stuck, put Nadal on the back and his team-mates and Captain Sergi Bruguera pounced on him.

Nadal defeated the world – and saved Gerard Piqué in the first edition of this final tournament, with 18 Nations, this had caused a lot of criticism. Not to think, how to vote without the Event would be assumed, would be Spain failed early.


And that would be threatened without the tour de force performance Nadal's. Because it was a turbulent week for the Spaniard. The father of Roberto Bautista Agut, who died in what the 31-Year-old left for the weekend returned and again on Sunday, and played (and won). His replacement Pablo Carreño Busta was injured in the semi-finals of the double-selected Feliciano Lopez jumped in.

But On Nadal leaving was. And no matter how many millions of dollars his Antrittsgage fraud, he was worth every Penny. In Madrid, crowds were certainly two competitions on the stage: The Spaniard wore their home games before more than 12,000 enthusiastic Fans. The other played once in half-full arenas. In order to ensure some balance, called Andy Murray the day before the semi-final against Spain British tennis fans to come to Madrid. The Association will pay for the Tickets. Brother, Jamie sought out the cheapest flights to and from London. After all, about 1000 British were on Saturday present.

shows The Episode: To the players, it was not, if this new final tournament was long stimmungsarm. They labored in good faith, in part, to four o'clock in the morning. A little more than 123 000 spectators came officially as a whole. Gerard Piqué spoke of the "incredible Numbers". However, it is less than what it sounds like. Because in 25 meetings that were, on average, only around 5000.

Javier Alonso, the Tennis-Controller of the cosmos group, it looked more realistic to me as his boss. In an Interview with the "Associated Press" he acknowledged the need to better work with the regional associations to mobilise more foreign Fans. Especially the encounters, which started at eleven o'clock in the morning, be problematic. On Friday were invited to the lunch-time school children, to fill some more seats. Also, when the mode is there to solve problems.

Piqué relies on the ATP

Piqué reiterated in a press conference yesterday, what he had already said in an Interview with this newspaper: He wants to lead the Davis Cup and the ATP-Cup together and hoped for since some of the new ATP President Andrea Gaudenzi.

From the men's tour has given it so far, but still no signals in this direction. The Davis was mentioned-Cup on the social channels of the ATP never. Unlike, for instance, Roger Federer's South American tour.

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Created: 25.11.2019, 09:59 PM

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