Even in the Spanish camp, we start criticizing the new format of the Davis Cup … If Spain dominated Russia on Tuesday (2-1), she had to wait until the end of the night (exactly 2am) , to validate his victory thanks to the pair Feliciano Lopez-Marcel Granollers.
N.1 Rafael Nadal, who brought down the teams by beating Karen Khachanov, criticized the late hours of the competition. "We start the last game at 0:45 and that makes things difficult for us and the public who works the next morning.For us players, when we finish at 2 o'clock in the morning, with the adrenaline we do not sleep before 4:30. And the next day we play again … "
"Start earlier in the morning"
Having finished at 2 o'clock tonight, Spain is playing its qualification on Wednesday at 6 pm, a situation far from ideal for recovery.
"One of the solutions would be to start earlier in the morning," says Nadal, "so we could play from 5 pm or 4:30 pm … but that would force the morning ones to get up very early."
Sessions are currently scheduled at 11am and 18h, but as there are three games to play in one day (against two in the old format), it takes time.