Nadal to play the 2019 Davis Cup in Madrid

Published 10/22/2018, 5:42 PM EDT


The World Number one, Rafael Nadal is spending his 194th week on that apex position of tennis. The Serbian King, Novak Djokovic is falling short of just 215 points to capture his sheltered spot. The Davis Cup of 2019 will take place in the Spanish city, Madrid. The Spaniard, Nadal aspires to play the tournament in his home country from 18 to 24 November 2019. The Barcelona FC defender, Gerard Pique is promoting the 118th Davis Cup. Apart from Nadal, Federer and Djokovic’s presence is likely as well.

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Spain’s team celebrates after winning the tennis Davis Cup final in 2011 

“It is great news that an event this size is hosted in Madrid”, said Nadal. “Playing Davis Cup is always something very special, and even more with the atmosphere, we will all see in November, with fans from all the participating countries. To me, it will always be a pleasure to represent my country in this competition. I would like to thank Madrid, once more, for its commitment to tennis.”

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Carmena and Pique on the right

The mayor of the city, Madrid, Manuela Carmena, is privileged to host this prestigious event. “The Ayuntamiento de Madrid is extremely pleased and happy that the Davis Cup Steering Committee decided that Madrid would stage the first two editions of this centennial event’s renewed format, in which the best tennis nations in the world will compete. Madrid’s support for this event shows the city council’s commitment to sports and tennis, in particular, underpinned by an iconic arena as La Caja Mágica and a firm determination to make this city an essential part of the world tennis calendar,” said Carmena. Further, Carmena expressed gratitude towards Gerard Pique for making Madrid the city of a hug and welcome. “I want to thank Gerard Pique for that good dream he had. We love and admire you as an elite sportsman, and thank you for your dream,” Carmena added.

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Mahalakshmi Murali

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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