'Tired' Rafael Nadal Left Out of Spain Davis Cup Squad
Rafael Nadal has been left out of Spain's Davis Cup squad for their World Group first-round match against Croatia this weekend due to fatigue.
File image of Rafael Nadal playing in the Davis Cup. (Getty Images)
Madrid: Rafael Nadal has been left out of Spain's Davis Cup squad for their World Group first-round match against Croatia this weekend due to fatigue.
The world number six lost in five sets to old rival Roger Federer in the Australian Open final on Sunday.
"He needs time to recover from his efforts and I'm certain that he will accompany us in the next rounds."
Spain have called up Feliciano Lopez as Nadal's replacement for the first-round tie against last year's runners-up Croatia.
Lopez joins Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno and Marc Lopez in the team for the match in Osijek, Croatia from Feb. 3-5.
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