Rafael Nadal set to lead Spain's team in Davis Cup Finals


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Rafael Nadal set to lead Spain's team in Davis Cup Finals

The Spanish team will give it all to win its sixth Davis Cup title. Sergi Bruguera, the team captain, will announce on Monday in Madrid a five-player team made up of Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño, Feliciano López and Marcel Granollers.

It's the same team picked by Bruguera in the last tie Spain competed in, last year in September against France in Lille. At last minute, Nadal was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury and he was replaced by Albert Ramos.

The captain already spoke with all the team members and he made them know what he expects from any of them. Bruguera believes Granollers can be very useful as he is a great doubles player. Marcel is the world No. 8 in doubles and he reached the US Open final with Horacio Zeballos.

He also played the 2012 final against the Czech Republic in Prague. Bruguera, like all the other Davis Cup captains, can make three changes until the day before the tournament starts. Nadal will be playing the ATP Finals in London the week before, and Bautista Agut also has chances to go there as an alternate or to be in the eight-player field.

The Castellon de la Plana native will try to go as far as possible both in Basel and Paris Bercy. Davis Cup will take place in Madrid's Caja Magica from 18 to 24 November. They will face Croatia and Russia on B Group and they will make their debut on Tuesday, November 19 against Russia, led by Daniil Medvedev. On Wednesday, Spain will meet the Croatians.