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Fernando Verdasco: “Rafa is one in a billion”

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Fernando Verdasco reviews together with the journalist Fernando Murciego various topics related to his career, the news and the Davis Cup that will begin at the end of November, and that will conclude again at the Caja Mgica.

The Madrid tennis player, who will soon turn 38, is in one of its toughest seasons, in which he has had to face injuries and an operation.

After playing the Alicante Challenger, in which he fell in the round of 16, the one who was one of the outstanding members of ‘La Armada’ opens up to tell what his long career has given, which will continue in 2022.

The current world number 137, claims that it is “hard” not to be in the top 100. “Talking about it with my team, what I have to be grateful for for having had such an extensive cart. ”

As for playing Challenger tournaments, Verdasco indicates that it is “a complicated situation”, but does not give up his efforts to return to the top 100: “I really like to play tennis, even if it’s difficult moments I’m doing everything I can to get back“.

To the golden ones like professional

“The blows and the game of 2009 had them already in 2005, what happens is that it was not so regular.” It should be remembered that in that season In 2009, the Madrilenian stepped into the Grand Slam semifinals in Australia for the first time. That match will be in favor of Rafa Nadal in a peak duel that lasted more than five hours, and that it would finally end with the Spaniard lifting the title in the final. “Rafa is one in a billion,” he says.

In 2009, I saw that I could beat Rafa, Roger, Murray and whoever it was.. At that point in my career I felt that I could win everyone, “he says bluntly.

Another high point in his career had occurred months ago in Mar del Plata, when his victory against Jos Acasuso gave Spain its third Davis Cup title: “It was a very big morale blow definitely […]After the Davis Cup I went with great confidence to Australia and that good streak was extended to Cincinnati “.

Your role in the Davis Cup

Verdasco will be director of the tournament in this year’s edition, which once again has the Magic Box as the protagonist: “I knew that more than one would think I was going to retire, but not much less. It was a last minute call to replace Albert Costa, which for personal reasons will not be able to be in the tournament. I was very excited and that’s why I said yes “, confirms the tennis player, while making allusion to his wish for 2022, which is none other than to continue competing:”Not only do you follow one at a time, two or three as a professional. For now, this experience as a captain will be beautiful for the future, “he concludes.

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