Will Rafa play for Spain in the Davis Cup against Germany?

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Spanish Davis Cup captain Sergi Bruguera isn’t sure whether he will be able to call upon Rafael Nadal for their clash with Germany next month.

The spirit of Nadal is always the same, to play the Davis Cup.

If everything goes with its evolution and it’s fine, if the recovery is going smoothly, he will be available.

Bruguera also said that he speaks every day with Rafa and that he will know the status of Rafa’s health before announcing the team.

Spain chose Valencia as its location for the comparison with Sascha Zverev and Co.

The upcoming quarterfinal clash will be played on outdoor clay at the iconic Plaza de Toros de Valencia on 6-8 April. It will be the 17th meeting between Spain and Germany in Davis Cup – but the first since 2014.

Rafa’s last Davis Cup appearance took place in September 2016, when he and Marc Lopez scored Spain’s decisive third point in New Delhi against India in doubles.

Sources: EFE, Marca


  1. Rafael Nadal landed in Valencia last night as World No. 2 and awoke this morning as World No. 1.

    He started training on clay last week in Manacor. The plan is to go from less to more in his preparation sessions, depending on his fitness. Rafa’s role in the Davis Cup has yet to be decided; together, he and Bruguera will make that decision.
    [MARCA, April 2, 2018, 13:36]

    Since no decision has been made yet, it’s probably a great sign that Rafa is taking recuperation as a serious matter.
    Whatever they decide, Rafa’s presence alone should be a mighty boost for the home team.


  2. All American wins in men and women’s singles, and male doubles swept up the Miami Open titles. American Coco Vandewegh and Aussi A. Barty won female doubles. Congratulations to all.

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