Rafael Nadal, Feliciano Lopez, Pablo Carreno-Busta and Roberto Bautista Agut are about to commence the ATP Cup as one of he favorite team. They have recently won the Davis Cup in Madrid and they want to give more glory to their nation.
Rafa & C. will commence their run in Perth where they were invited to enjoy the local surrounding. They had great fun at the Rottnest island, where they went for a swim before taking the ritual pictures and make their fans happy.
Team Spain will play its first tie against Georgia. Rafael Nadal will be opposed to Nikoloz Basilashvili, while Roberto Bautista Agut will take on Aleksandre Metreveli. Needless to say, team Spain is the overwhelming favorite to win this tie. The other 2 teams of the group are Japan (without an injured Nishikori) and Uruguay.
During a visit to Rottnest Island on January 01, 2020 in Perth, Australia. pic.twitter.com/LySRjUOwQP
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Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.1, Nadal played his last match on the 24th of November when he defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-3 7-67 in the Rubber 2 in Davis Cup.
Feliciano Lopez’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.62, Lopez played his last match on the 23rd of November when he capitulated to Kyle Edmund 6-3 7-63 in the Rubber 1 in Davis Cup.
Rafael Nadal and Feliciano Lopez played each other 13 times. The head to head is 9-4 for Nadal.
The last time that they played each other, Feliciano Lopez won 5-7 6-4 7-63 in the 3rd round in Cincinnati (Western & Southern Open) in August 2015.
Pablo Carreno-Busta’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.27, Carreno-Busta played his last match on the 22nd of November when he capitulated to Guido Pella 6-73 7-64 6-1 in the Rubber 1 in Davis Cup.
Roberto Bautista Agut’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.9 (career-high), the Spaniard played his last match on the 24th of November when he overcame Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-63 6-3 in the Rubber 1 in Davis Cup.
Pablo Carreno-Busta and Roberto Bautista Agut played each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Bautista-Agut.
The last time that they competed against each other, Roberto Bautista Agut won 6-76 6-1 6-4 in the 2nd round in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia) in May 2017.