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'So many emotions' - Spain's Bruguera pays tribute to Bautista Agut after Davis Cup triumph

'So many emotions' - Spain's Bruguera pays tribute to Bautista Agut after Davis Cup triumph

24/11/2019 at 21:11Updated 25/11/2019 at 00:00

Spain captain Sergi Brugera paid tribute to Roberto Bautista Agut, who overcame the death of his father to help his country to the Davis Cup title.

The world No 9's father passed away in midweek and Bautista Agut temporarily left the squad to mourn his passing and attend his funeral.

He returned to the fold to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in the opening rubber of Sunday's final against Canada, earning a heartfelt thanks from his captain.

"When you have this moment it is difficult to describe with words - so many feelings, so many emotions you have never felt," Bruguera told Eurosport.

"Unbelievable. Imagine Roberto yesterday was in the funeral of his father, now he is here giving everything - the mentality, the spirit, giving everything for his team."

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Bruguera also paid tribute to Rafael Nadal, who sealed the win in the second singles rubber against Denis Shapovalov.

"Rafa, he is out of this world, I don't know if he is an alien or what. Not one day we went to sleep before 3am this week.

"Also to play here in Madrid was an advantage for us. You have the whole crowd, they were incredible all week and drove us to the final."

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