Rafael Nadal clears out rumors that he is not ready for the fifth Davis Cup because of ‘lack of passion.’
He said after his tennis match in ATP World Tour, “I probably had a bit less passion for the game because I was more tired than usual.”
Nadal is Spain’s top ranked player.
He released a statement that he is ready and determined even if he feels tired and weary.
“Things get blown out of proportion very often because conclusions far beyond the meaning of what’s said.”
“It’s true that this season has been tough. More than a lack of passion, it is weariness from many years of playing at this level, week after week.”
The Davis Cup will start on December 2 and will finish on December 4. It will take place on Olympic Stadium on Seville.
What triggered his ‘lack of passion’ response is that he was beaten by Jo Wilfried Tsonga last week on the ATP World Tour.
It is his fourth lost in ten matches.
Nadal said, “The important thing now is to work each day at 100% with the excitement needed to win the Davis Cup.”
“They (Argentina) have great players, all of which stand out on the circuit, so the only thing we can do is concentrate on reaching to the final as prepared as possible and then hope our rivals don’t have an inspired weekend.”
On the 2008 final of the Davis Cup, Spain won against Argentina even if Nadal was not able to play due to injury.
This year on the Davis Cup, Nadal will lead the Spain team with David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez and doubles partner Fernado Verdasco.
David Ferrer also reveals that he is also tired from playing which makes the Argentinians have a big advantage.
He said, “I’m very tired.Â I want to stop. But I can’t because I have the Davis Cup.”
Lastly, he said, “It is a disadvantage because we have played more matches. We’ll be more tired. We have to change now to clay courts. The Argentinian guys, they were practicing two weeks ago in a clay.”