Rafael Nadal's Coach Criticises Female Davis Cup Captain

Updated: 23 September 2014 16:45 IST

Toni Nadal, Rafael's coach and uncle, told Onda Cero radio "it is preferable that (the Davis Cup captain) is someone with a background in the world of men's tennis."

Rafael Nadal's Coach Criticises Female Davis Cup Captain
A file pic of Rafael Nadal. © AFP

Madrid:

Rafael Nadal's coach has criticised the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team.

Toni Nadal, Rafael's coach and uncle, told Onda Cero radio "it is preferable that (the Davis Cup captain) is someone with a background in the world of men's tennis."

He says "the men's game isn't the same as the women's game, on the tactical level."

Leon, a former WTA player, replaced Carlos Moya as captain on Sunday.

Nadal says he expected the job to go to a former men's player such as Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Leon has received the support of Andy Murray, who is coach by Amelie Mauresmo. Murray tweeted his congratulations to Leon.

Topics : Rafael Nadal Tennis
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