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January 9, 2022

Tomas Carbonell

Roberto Bautista Agut

Pablo Carreno Busta

Albert Ramos-Vinolas

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Pedro Martinez

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Team Spain

Press Conference

Team Canada - 2

Team Spain - 0

THE MODERATOR: So bad luck to Team Spain. Once more runners-up in the ATP Cup. We would like to ask the captain, despite today's loss how you can describe the week. You must be very proud to get to the finals.

TOMAS CARBONELL: Well, we're very proud, we didn't lose a single to get to the final, but of course now we are disappointed because we wanted to win.

As a captain I have great players that once we're on the court we are only thinking winning, not in losing. So that's why we're very disappointed but we have to accept that today Canada was better. But this doesn't mean that during the matches, in my opinion, at least we should start with one set up and unfortunately today was not our day, but that's tennis.

Q. Roberto and Pablo, congratulations on a fantastic event. If you could both speak perhaps about the quality of your opponents today and what you saw from Felix and Denis and the progress they have made the past couple of years.

PABLO CARRENO BUSTA: Well, of course it was not the end that we expect today but it's true that they play two really good matches. They are very young and they are improving their tennis a lot, that's normal.

Probably today we didn't take advantage of our opportunities, but that's tennis and we try until the end. I think that we make very good week in this week, playing really good matches. Roberto making very good effort during all the week, and just today wasn't the best for us but I tried to continue the way and improving for the next weeks.

ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT: For my side I think Felix plays really well. I think I did many good things to get the advantage of the first set, finally I could not take any big points at the end. And at the end I played good points on the break points but he was great, he served well. And normally from 1 to 11 break points you get more break points, but it was not my day.

I think I did a good effort. I gave my best on the court, but today was not enough.

Q. You guys have had some good battles against Canada in recent years, both in this competition and of course the 2019 Davis Cup. How do you describe the rivalry with Canada that has emerged and how do you see the Canadians as an emerging tennis power, which is not something that we've been accustomed to in Canada here in previous years?

ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT: I think Canada has a very complete team. No. 1 and No. 2 players are very good and they can play very good doubles also. And I think they will be facing the final rounds in the team competitions because both of them are one of the best players in the world.

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