SEVILLE, SPAIN (AP) - Rafael Nadal says he is tired but motivated to lead his home country against Argentina in Spain's attempt to win a fifth Davis Cup title.
The world's second-ranked player had provoked alarm in Spain last week when he said he felt "less passionate for the game" after being eliminated from the ATP World Tour Finals.
Nadal clarified on Monday that "more than a lack of passion, it is a weariness from many years of playing at this level, week after week."
Nadal says the "important thing now is to work each day at 100 percent with the excitement needed to win the Davis Cup."
The Davis Cup final is set for Dec. 2-4 on the hosts' favored clay surface at Olympic Stadium in Seville.