(AP) Rafael Nadal is returning to Spain’s Davis Cup team after a two-year absence for a lower-tier series against Denmark. It will be his second Davis Cup appearance in the last four years.
Spain needs to win the best-of-five series to remain in Group 1 and avoid a relegation playoff against Sweden.
Also called up by coach Conchita Martinez on Tuesday were seventh-ranked David Ferrer, Roberto Bautista, Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero.
Denmark picked a hard court to try to take away the advantage of the Spaniards, who traditionally play well on clay.
Spain, coming off a 3-2 loss to Russia, is not in the competition’s top tier for the first time since 1996. The five-time champions won’t be able to return to the World Group before 2017.
Source: The Associated Press