Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero praised Rafael Nadal and his teammates for successfully defending the title after completing a 5-0 victory over the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final. “The country’s overall sporting success has coincided with a period of dominance in tennis”, Zapatero said. He added that this generation of athletes is without doubt the best in the history of Spain. “You know how to win with humility and elegance, you know how to play and fight during the tough moments and you have shown us how it’s done”, he said. The second-ranked Nadal, a four-time French Open champion, was singled out by Zapatero for special praise. “You are a magnificent symbol and ambassador,” Zapatero concluded.