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Nadal Takes a breather from Davis Cup

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Last year’s Wimbledon champion, Worlds No. 1 Rafael Nadal has been left off from the Spanish lineup for Davis Cup on this month’s quarterfinals against Germany. Nadal won’t be playing for Wimbledon this year as well. He is forced to have a break this year due to his recurring knee problem. He is undergoing treatment and will be flying back home to Mallorca for a much needed rest and therapy. rafael nadal

For the Davis Cup Tournament, team Spain will be represented by Fernando Verdasco, Tommy Robredo, David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez who will be competing against Philipp Kohlschreiber, Nicolas Kiefer, Mischa Zverev and Andreas Beck of Team Germany.

Other teams who will be competing for the quarterfinals on July 10-12 are Czech Republic vs. Argentina; Croatia vs. United States; and Israel vs. Russia.

Team Czech Republic is represented by Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, Ivo Minar and Lukas Dlouhy vs. Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, Jose Acasuso, Leonardo Mayer and Juan Monaco.

Andy Roddick, James Blake, Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan, and captain, Patrick McEnroe composes the American team opposed to team Coratia with Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic, Roko Karanusic, Lovro Zovko and team captain, Goran Prpic.

And for the first time since 1987, team Israel with Dudi Sela, Harel Levy, Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram against Russia’s Dmitry Tursunov, Marat Safin, Igor Andreev and Mikhail Youzhny.