Rafa Nadal complacent for Spain’s Davis Cup tie opposite Croatia, Feliciano Lopez comes in

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Rafael Nadal has been left out of Spain’s Davis Cup patrol for their World Group first-round compare opposite Croatia this weekend due to fatigue.

The universe series 6 mislaid in 5 sets to aged opposition Roger Federer in a Australian Open final on Sunday.

“Rafa’s wear and rip in a final month has been really significant,” Spain Davis Cup captain Conchita Martinez told a Spanish Tennis Federation website on Monday.

“He needs time to redeem from his efforts and I’m certain that he will accompany us in a subsequent rounds.”

Spain have called adult Feliciano Lopez as Nadal’s deputy for a first-round tie opposite final year’s runners-up Croatia.

Lopez joins Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno and Marc Lopez in a group for a compare in Osijek, Croatia from Feb 3-5.