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Spain putting best foot forward in Davis Cup as they eye return to World Group

Spain may be overwhelming favourites in their upcoming Davis Cup World Group Play-off against India, but their star player Rafael Nadal is in no mood to take the hosts lightly.

India, spearheaded by the veteran Leander Paes, will field Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan in the singles matches against 14-time Grand Slam winner Nadal and World No.13 David Ferrer.


Nadal, Ferrer practice in Delhi ahead of Davis Cup tie

The star-studded Spanish tennis squad arrived in New Delhi on Monday ahead of their Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against India.

The Spanish squad, which includes the likes of 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal and World No.13 David Ferrer, got down to business straight away after landing in the capital in the morning, taking to the courts at the DLTA complex for a practice session in evening.


Rohan Bopanna withdraws from Davis Cup tie

Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna has withdrawn from the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Spain in Delhi due to a knee injury he sustained at the US Open last week.

The veteran doubles specialist, who was expected to partner Leander Paes in the doubles tie on Saturday, 17th September, requested AITA to consider his request for a two week break from the sport.


Murray looking for some inspiration after US Open heart-break

British tennis superstar Andy Murray said recovering from his US Open heartache will be difficult before next weeks Davis Cup semi-final clash against Argentina.

Murray was favourite to claim his fourth Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, but was beaten 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 by Kei Nishikori of Japan in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.


Nadal, Ferrer confirmed for Spain - India Davis Cup clash

Spain will bring its strongest possible tennis squad including 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and World No.13 David Ferrer to face hosts India in a Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie.

World No.5 Nadal, who on Monday shockingly crashed out of the US Open in the fourth round, will headline a strong squad also including doubles specialists Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, coach Conchita Martinez said on Tuesday.


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