Spain had a team (made up of Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño and Macel Granollers) but not Captain for the 2021 edition of the ATP Cup.
In the last hours it was learned that Pepe Vendrell, current coach of Roberto Bautista Agut and a great scholar of sport, will be the one who is sitting on the side of the field. He has the support of Nadal, leader of the Iberian team, as Bautista’s usual partner in pre-tournament training.
It should be remembered that last year it was Francis Roig, Nadal’s coach, who sat on the bench.
Your career path supports you. He took Bautista to the Top Ten with whom he has achieved consecutive successes in Doha (2018 and 2019) and reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2019 or the Davis Cup title the same season at the Caja Mágica in Madrid.
In the last ATP Cup, his pupil counted his six interventions by victories. A not inconsiderable record for the 2021 edition.