Tough elimination for Spain in the Davis Cup against Novak Djokovic’s Serbia. It must be said that the Iberian national team had many absentees, primarily the world number two Carlos Alcaraz but also others, such as obviously Rafael Nadal.Team captain David Ferrer doesn’t look for excuses, it’s not in his nature, and at the end of the clear 0-3 against Novak Djokovic’s Serbia he released his point of view about the challenge.
The Spanaird explained: “The balance is not positive, we lost all the matches.
However, I learned not to dramatize, I am proud of my team and I know that the boys tried. Accepting defeat is part of sport, it’s time to learn from the things we could have done better, next year we will start from the preliminary phase and there is no other choice.
This moment hurts, especially for tennis players, I experienced it as a player and it always hurts to lose, even as a captain. Nothing will happen, tomorrow the sun will rise again.”
Ferrer on the Spain defeat against Serbia
Then Ferrer focused on the choices: “I honestly wouldn’t change anything.
I did everything with the best intentions, but obviously it must be said that we had many absentees. Maybe I could have made some changes, but I don’t think it would have changed the result.
I also debuted against an opponent with a much better ranking than me, so I understand how it feels.
We tried to recover Bautista until the end but it wasn’t possible. Throughout my career there are many things I would have changed, but this time nothing could be done.”
Then also an optimistic vision from Ferrer: “Looking to the future there is good news, we will recover important players.
However, I am happy with the group I have, now the difficult thing is to face defeat and accept it. In the future we will remember this and smile about it.”
Source: Tennis World USA