Here is my translation of the interview (sorry, it is not perfect as neither English nor Spanish is my first language)
To meet Verdasco or Robredo is a real pleasure
The Argentine tennis player thinks that a championship like el Masters Burgos 2016 "is good for the city"
Argentine Mariano Zabaleta arrived yesterday in Burgos from Argentina with the intention to play a good role in the Masters Burgos 2016.
How is Mariano Zabaleta, arriving at the Masters Burgos 2016?
I am improving. Last year I did not play for quite a while and this made me drop very much in the ATP ranking. Now my big goal is to regain my ranking, little by little. This is the reason why I am playing challenger tournaments.
And the sensations are positive?
In the last weeks I have been feeling much better. In Bogota and in the last two tournaments I made the quarterfinals and this gives me motivation. And in addition, now that I feel good physically, I am very motivated to fight for good results.
The proximate intention (goal) will be to enter directly the tournaments of the American tour, isn't it?
After Burgos I will play some touranments in Brasil on hard court and after those tournaments I will play the qualifications of the US Open.
The Masters Burgos 2016 will consequently be a good test for you?
Without a doubt. Firstly because it is played on hard court after the clay court season and secondly because playing against players of the level of Verdasco and Robredo is always a pleasure and a good opportunity to..... (here I am lost, sorry...)
What do you point out about the two Spanish representatives?
Fernando Verdasco, everyone sees that after the Davis Cup he has exploded. It was an unbelievable injection of motivation for his carreer and after that he had results of a good quality... With regards to Tommy Robredo, he has been playing lots of years on a high level and even if he did not have good results in the last weeks, he is always high in the ranking and he is a very complete player.
Do you think you can beat Verdasco or Robredo?
I have the confidence to beat everyone. I know that it is difficult to beat them, and even more in Spain, but I will give everything I have in me to beat them.
What is your opinion about the tournament?
I consider that the opportunity to realize a tournament in Burgos with four players of a good level, is very good for the city and I am sure there will be lots of people coming to watch the matches.
And your countryman, Guillermo Canas, how is he doing?
Guillermo has been playing a bit better the last weeks. He is collecting confidence since he is starting to win matches and little by little he is climbing (the ranking). It is never easy to stay at the highest level and there are phases, but I think that we both will be back to fight (to give war).
What is now your big goal for the rest of the season?
Obviously my goal is now to climb positions in the ranking, like I already said. I want to play as much tournaments as possible to with the goal to be able to enter directly the Australian Open in the next season.
Do it like the sunflower, always hold your head up to the sun
Good luck to Pico Monaco, Juan Chela, Gaston Gaudio, Machi Gonzalez, Edu Schwank, Fabio Fognini, Roger Federer, Marco Chiudinelli, Rafa Nadal, Juan-Carlos Ferrero, Fernando Verdasco, Tommy Robredo, David Ferrer and Marc Lopez
Vamos ARG DC team!!! 2011 is the year to win the title!!!! Vamos!!!