Nalbandian denies quitting Argentine Davis Cup team
David Nalbandian denied that he was considering quitting Argentina's Davis Cup team after their home defeat by Spain in the final at the weekend.sports Updated: Nov 25, 2008 10:27 IST
David Nalbandian denied on Monday that he was considering quitting Argentina's Davis Cup team after their home defeat by Spain in the final at the weekend.
"For me, it's really an honour to represent my country," he told reporters. "I'm going to continue defending these colours in the best way possible."
"For me, playing the Davis Cup is the best and I'm upset that people have doubted me."
Despite missing world number one Rafael Nadal through injury, Spain won 3-1 to hand Argentina their first home defeat in 10 years and their third in three Davis Cup final appearances.
"I feel bad about the defeat," said world No 11 Nalbandian. "They were tough, tense moments we went through.
"I had just as much faith with Rafael or without him. When he didn't come, everyone thought our chances had improved, but it didn't work out that way."
"This was our worst defeat. We had a sinister weekend."
"We've played in two Davis Cup finals in the last three years and I still think we can win it."
First Published: Nov 25, 2008 10:26 IST