The draw has been made in Valencia and Friday’s opening singles rubbers will be contested David Ferrer against Alexander Zverev (11.30 AM local time).
The second rubber of the day sees world No. 1 Rafael Nadal take on Philipp Kohlschreiber, a player he has played 15 times and won 14 times on the tour. Their last encounter on clay saw our champ win 6-3, 6-3 at the Rome Masters.
Date: April 6, 2018
Match time: Around 2 PM local time / 8 AM EDT – New York, Montreal / 1 PM BST – United Kingdom / 2 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 10 PM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Earlier today, Pablo Carreno Busta has been forced to withdraw with a thumb injury and has been replaced by Marc Lopez.
Tomorrow is an important day for the tie and hopefully we can start off on the right foot. I came here and I have done what I could. Physically, I am fine and I hope to be ready.
Spain vs Germany draw:
R1: David Ferrer (ESP) v Alexander Zverev (GER)
R2: Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
R3: Feliciano Lopez/ Marc Lopez (ESP) v Tim Puetz/ Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)
R4: Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Alexander Zverev (GER) – 11 AM local time
R5: David Ferrer (ESP) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Rafa is bidding to win his 23rd straight rubber this weekend and set the record for the longest Davis Cup winning streak in combined singles and doubles rubbers. He has not lost a Davis Cup rubber since losing the doubles rubber in Spain’s 3-2 victory against Italy in the 2005 World Group play-offs.
Remarkably, the 16-time Grand Slam champion has not lost a Davis Cup singles rubber since he lost on his debut in the competition to Jiri Novak in Spain’s 3-2 triumph over Czech Republic in the 2004.
Source: Davis Cup