Nadal to Miss Davis Cup

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MADRID (AP) - Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will miss Spain's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Germany next month.

Nadal, struggling with tendinitis in his knees that forced him to skip Wimbledon, was left off the Davis Cup team announced Tuesday for the matches in Marbella in southern Spain July 10-12.

Coach Albert Costa has selected Fernando Verdasco, David Ferrer,
Feliciano Lopez and Tommy Robredo. Nicolas Almagro is the standby

Nadal "is not well and we have to let him rest," Costa says.