Nadal, Ferrer won't play in Spain's first-round Davis Cup tie

by: AP | January 22, 2013

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MADRID -- Spain will open the Davis Cup against Canada without injured star Rafael Nadal or regular member David Ferrer.

Nicolas Almagro will lead Spain in the first-round match in Vancouver on Feb. 1-3.

Spain captain Alex Corretja has also called on doubles team Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, while 51st-ranked Albert Ramos will make his debut for the national team.

Nadal hasn't played since June because of tendinitis in his left knee.

With Nadal out, Ferrer led the five-time champions to last year's final, where Spain lost to Czech Republic.

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