Rafael Nadal Criticises Davis Cup Captain for 'False' Sexism Debate

Rafael Nadal's uncle and coach, Toni, questioned Gala Leon's appointment as Spain's first female Davis Cup captain by saying it was "preferable that (the captain) is someone with a background in the world of men's tennis."

Updated: November 19, 2014 12:52 IST
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Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain on Tuesday for feeding a "false and absurd" debate that started when his coach and uncle questioned whether a woman could coach in the men's game. (Rafael Nadal looks forward to Australian Open preparations)

The 14-time Grand Slam winner struck out at both captain Gala Leon and the Spanish tennis federation. (Federer "hopeful" of playing Davis Cup final)

"It seems strange to me, as Davis Cup captain, that instead of seeking union and harmony between players, captains and the federation, she has incited and fed a debate that is totally false and absurd," Nadal said.

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