Albert Costa: ‘Passion is what defines the Davis Cup the most’

The former tennis player Albert Costa, director of Davis Cup final stages, declared this Thursday that “passion is what most defines” this tournament that has “an attractive format” and that for this year has the objective that the “mass public” can return.

The second edition of the renewed Davis Cup will be held from November 25 to December 5 in three venues (Madrid, Innsbruck and Turin) with the participation of 18 teams.

The level of this competition is maximum, because playing and representing your country is something different than any other tournament. It cannot be compared to playing on an individual level. The desire to help your team makes it special and I think that what defines it the most is passion, “said Costa, during the presentation of the tournament in Madrid.

For the extenista from Lleida, this tournament will be “a success” due to its ability to “reinvent itself and adapt to an attractive format.”

Here all the points count, every single, every double. That means that the players have to always be at their peak and that the fans from all over the world are going to enjoy it, “confessed Costa, who was hopeful that until November” the pandemic is subsiding and the public can go en masse “to the stands of the Madrid Arena.