Rafael Nadal has been named in Spain’s Davis Cup team to play India in their World Group playoff tie in New Delhi between September 16-18.
Fifth-ranked Nadal, who was upset by France’s Lucas Pouille in the US Open on Sunday, will be joined by 13th-ranked David Ferrer for singles duty, with Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez slated for doubles.
“The return to the team of Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer is the big news of the Spanish team which will travel to India for the playoff,” the Spanish tennis federation announced yesterday.
Nadal added the Olympic doubles gold to his 2008 singles crown last month after being forced out of Roland Garros and Wimbledon because of a wrist injury.
Meanwhile, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been named in Great Britain’s Davis Cup squad for next weekend’s semi-final against Argentina in Glasgow.