DAVIS CUP

Rafa Nadal gets 'Delhi belly' and pulls out of Davis Cup

Spain's Rafa Nadal was due to play India's Ramkumar Ramanathan in the two countries' Davis Cup encounter, but pulled out due to an 'upset stomach'

Rafa Nadal gets 'Delhi belly' and pulls out of Davis Cup
MONEY SHARMA AFP

Tennis star Rafael Nadal pulled out of Spain's opening Davis Cup tie against India after being laid low by an upset stomach.

World number four Nadal was due to play India's Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first singles rubber of the three-day contest being staged in the Indian capitalHe will be replaced by teammate Feliciano Lopez.

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal looks on during the Davis Cup World Group play-offs draw in New Delhi on September 15, 2016.

Stomach infection

"Rafael Nadal will not play the first game due to stomach infection," an All India Tennis Association (AITA) official told AFP.

Spain's David Ferrer, who is ranked 13th, is scheduled to play the second singles match of the day against Saketh Myneni.