Nadal, Ferrer named in Spain's Davis Cup final team

Updated: 22 November 2011 20:03 IST

World number two Rafael Nadal will headline Spain's team for next month's Davis Cup final against Argentina alongside David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco, the Spanish tennis federation announced on Tuesday.

Nadal, Ferrer named in Spain's Davis Cup final team

Madrid:

World number two Rafael Nadal will headline Spain's team for next month's Davis Cup final against Argentina alongside David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco, the Spanish tennis federation announced on Tuesday.


"Pending Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer's participation in the Master's Cup being played this week in London, the rest of the team will gather in Seville next Friday to start training on the Saturday," the federation said in a statement.

The quartet named for the final are unchanged from the team that thrashed France 4-1 in the semi-finals in Cordoba in September.

As well as the top four named by team skipper Alberto Costa to play, Marcel Granollers will be in the team and Marc Lopez will accompany them for practice, the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation said.

The Spanish team will face an Argentine team led by world number 11 Juan Martin del Potro, aiming for his country's first ever Davis Cup win along with team mates Juan Monaco and David Nalbandian.

Juan Ignacio Chela, Eduardo Schwank and young left-hander Facundo Bagnis complete the Argentina team announced on Friday. They all head for Spain on Thursday ahead of the December 2-4 tournament in Seville.

Argentina's team skipper Modesto Vazquez admitted last week that the Spanish, with clay court maestro Nadal, were favourites.

Spain, riding a 20-match unbeaten run on clay, have not lost at home for 11 years and beat their Argentine hosts in 2008. The four top players named on Tuesday are unbeaten in their six matches together.



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