- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

MADRID (AP) - Rafael Nadal could soon be making his return from injury after being included on Spain’s team for the Davis Cup quarterfinals against Germany next month.

Nadal hasn’t played since January, when a muscle injury in his left leg forced him to retire in the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Spain captain Sergi Bruguera, however, said they would see how Nadal’s recovery goes before making a final decision on if he will play.

“He is getting better and about to finish his recovery, training well and in better shape,” Bruguera said Tuesday after announcing his team. “We still have a week and a half to go before the series and we hope that he will be better.

“I am not going to confirm anything about any player. I won’t decide my team until Thursday.”

Bruguera also picked David Ferrer, Pablo Carreno, Roberto Bautista and Feliciano Lopez.

Nadal hasn’t played in the Davis Cup since September 2016.

The series against Germany will be played on outdoor clay inside a bull ring in Valencia on April 6-8.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide