Johannesburg, Sept 3 (ANI): French Open champion Rafael Nadal is rejoining Spain's Davis Cup team for their play-off against Ukraine from September 13-15 in Madrid, despite the US Open finishing just few days the tie.
According to Sport24, alongside the 27-year-old, countrymen Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco are also returning to the Davis Cup side.
The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation said that Nadal was returning to the team after being absent for the last five playoffs because of a serious knee injury that kept him off the courts for seven months last year.
Nadal last played with the Davis Cup team in the final held in Seville in December 2011 when Spain won their fifth title, beating Argentina 3-1, the report said.
Spain are playing Ukraine for World Group survival having been defeated 3-2 by Canada in early February, the report further said. (ANI)