Spain hopes to overcome Naomi Osaka's challenge

The Spanish Tennis Group MAPFRE held its first press convention on La Manga on Tuesday dealing with the tie Qualifiers of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas that can play towards Japan this Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February eight on the La Manga Membership Tennis Heart.

Spanish captain Anabel Medina has claimed the potential of her workforce: “We’re right here with 5 excellent gamers, and what Spain has proven throughout these final two years is that it has a really wide selection of gamers to face any tie. We present it in Japan and in Belgium, we’re a really united workforce. ”

Anabel Medina: “Osaka goes to have to show her stage on the observe”

The coach has appealed to the followers: “The primary coaching classes have been excellent, we’re on our favourite floor and we play at dwelling. I encourage all of the individuals who come to La Manga Membership to help us as a result of we are going to want the stands to the fullest. ”

He additionally appreciated the presence of Naomi Osaka within the rival workforce: “We all know Japan completely, we performed with them very just lately final February. They’re tough rivals and that Osaka is on the workforce makes them have a high participant who’s among the many high ten on the planet, however could have to exhibit that stage on the observe as a result of we’re going to make it as tough as attainable.

Carla Suárez: It is going to be one of many final occasions I play in Spain ”

This week's tie is very emotional for Carla Suárez, who faces her final season as an expert tennis participant: “I actually needed to be on this tie. It is going to be one of many final occasions I play in Spain so I’ll strive to take pleasure in it and hopefully on Saturday every thing can come out positively. ”

The present No. 55 of the world rating has analyzed its second of play: “I’ve not had a superb begin to the season however the land is all the time completely different, you have got to have just a little extra endurance. The very fact of taking part in at house is an additional motivation, and we’re all fairly targeted, understanding the significance of this tie.

Naomi Osaka arrives at this time at La Manga

This Tuesday the Japanese workforce chief Naomi Osaka, double Grand Slam champion and former world primary, arrived in La Manga. The 22-year-old US-based participant plans to do her first coaching this afternoon on the La Manga Tennis Heart. Membership.

The 2018 US Open and Australian Open 2019 champion arrives on the occasion on the No. 10 on the planet rating after its untimely elimination within the Australian Open, the place he defended the title gained final season.

The captain of Japan plans to end within the fifth level

Japanese captain Toshihisa Tsuchihashi has acknowledged the significance of getting his finest participant: “The presence of Naomi will give an essential power to the Japanese workforce and will likely be our major help. Though he has much less time than the remainder of the gamers, he will likely be very ready, so I don't see any drawback. ”

The Japanese technical supervisor is conscious, nonetheless, of the potential of the Spanish workforce: “The final time we performed with Spain at dwelling final yr we misplaced and we all know the energy that Spain has. ”

Tsuchihashi has acknowledged that they work with the concept that the tie is resolved on the final level of doubles: “Now we have deliberate that we are going to attain the fifth sport and with the expertise that we have now lived final yr we all know how tough it is going to be. We’re working with that thought and I solely hope that, on this event, the wind blows in our favor. ”