Albert Costa: "The entry list we have is one of the best in the history of the tournament"
Albert Costa will celebrate his tenth year as director of the tournament in this 66th edition of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. He was champion in 1997 and appointed top executive 12 years later. He consider that the player list that was presented today "one of the best in the history of the tournament."
Costa highlighted, apart from the top-10 registered, the fact that all Spanish tennis players who appear this week in the top-100 of the world ranking have confirmed their participation. Some of them in the last seasons, like Fernando Verdasco, champion in 2010, and Guillermo García López preferred to play in the tournament that shares week with Barcelona, Budapest.
With regards to Rafa Nadal he has no doubts: "I'm not worried because there are still six weeks left. I am in contact with him and his people and I do not see them worried. "
The tennis player from Manacor hopes to be one hundred percent fit for the arrival of the clay season. Costa believes that he will be ready "in Monte Carlo and after Barcelona". As he recalls, "Nadal has shown many times that he is capable of overcoming these circumstances of the sport. He has us used to return to his best level after these absences. "