The Muslim Brotherhood and Caliphate    Muslim Brotherhood and Extremism    The Actual Size of the Muslim Brotherhood and Its Voting bloc    The Muslim Brotherhood and Women    The Muslim Brotherhood: A History of Blood and Terror    Promoting U.S.-Egypt collaboration in science and technology    Egyptian-Saudi Committee to meet mid-May in Riyadh: Kabil    Nasr, Al-Bassam discuss Sinai Development Project updates    Coptic Pope meets Emir of Kuwait    Shoukry discusses bilateral relations with Saudi counterpart    Last-gasp Messi seals memorable 'Clasico' win for Barcelona    Frantisek Rajtoral, former Czech Republic and Hannover defender, found dead    Poland and Industry 4.0 in the spotlight of Hanover industry fair    Court hands death sentences to 20 defendants in Kerdasa case    Twitter uses variety of methods to protect platform and accounts: Salama    Tripartite committee discusses impact studies of Ethiopian dam    France's candidates and their economic policies    Children internees between international conventions and the occupation's violations    Third National Youth Conference starts Tuesday in Ismailia    Barbra Streisand at 75: A girl from Brooklyn makes it big    PopXport - The German Music Magazine    Al-Qaeda leader warns against ‘nationalist' agenda in Syria    The girl who refused to wear "Hijab" in Egyp!    Egypt adopts policies to empower youth, women    Egypt investment minister meets first vice president of EBRD    Bundesliga: Top five talking points from Matchday 30    Berlin 24/7: Construction is silver, speech is gold    U.S. investors' delegation to visit Egypt next week: minister    Organised campaigns by media outlets against Al-Azhar: Al-Tayeb    Aya Hegazy returns to US after 3 years of pre-trial detention    Australian couple's Walk Like an Egyptian video goes viral in Egypt    مباشر – مانشستر يونايتد 0-0 أندرلخت    Welcome to the male-only stick dance in Egypt    'Al Halal' play tours Egypt's governorates to combat extremism    بارترا يتحدث بعد "أطول 15 دقيقة في حياته"    بعد تألقه ضد إستوريل.. زيزو في فريق الأسبوع بالدوري البرتغالي    Ahmad praises Egypt's role, rules out CAF move    Egypt wins 11 medals in Muay Thai amateur championship    Newsreel    New Year routine    Imminent cabinet reshuffle    Footballer furore    In quest of national consensus    ‘Protecting the weakest'    Briefs    IMF open to scrutiny    Art heist goes wrong    All the fun of the Book Fair    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Tennis: Spain look to Ferrer to lead Davis Cup team against U.S.
World number three Nadal says Monday he needs two more months off the courts to fully recover from a knee complaint
Published in Ahram Online on 04 - 09 - 2012

With Rafa Nadal still out recovering from a knee complaint, David Ferrer will lead holders Spain in their Davis Cup semi-final at home to the United States, captain Alex Corretja said on Tuesday.
The world number five heads up a team that also includes Nicolas Almagro, ranked 12th in the world, Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez.
"Ferrer is an example to follow," Corretja told a news conference.
"He said at the end of last year that he needed to rest, but he has reconsidered and when he has been needed, he has said yes."
World number three Nadal said on Monday he needed another two months off the courts to fully recover from a partial tear of the patella tendon and an inflammation of the Hoffa's fat pad in his left knee.
He has not competed since suffering a shock second-round defeat at Wimbledon in June, and has missed the Olympic Games and the U.S. Open.
"I want to thank Rafa Nadal for the effort he made to try and be with us," Corretja added.
"He tried but it wasn't to be, and I would like to pass on his commitment to the team. If he isn't here, it isn't because he did not try."
Spain, who are chasing a fourth title in five years, have the edge in recent encounters against the 32-time winners having won the last two times, though the countries are tied overall with five victories apiece.
The semi-final is to be played on clay in Gijon, northern Spain, from Sept 14-16.
(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO Sportsand on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports)


Clic here to read the story from its source.