Tennis player Rafael Nadal pulls out of first singles match of Davis Cup due to stomach bug.
Nadal has pulled out of the first match against Ram Kumar Ramanathan of India in the opening singles on day one of the Davis Cup World Group Play-off against Spain, starting in New Delhi on Friday.
The second singles of the tie will be between Saketh Myneni and world number 13 David Ferrer, according to the draw announced by the International Tennis Federation on Thursday.
India and Spain have locked horns thrice so far in Davis Cup with the European nation leading the head-to-head record 2-1. The last time India played Spain was as far back as 1965 when they lost the away tie 2-3.