Sun, Oct 23, 2016 | updated 04:59 AM IST

Knee injury forces Bopanna out of Davis Cup tie against Spain

Updated: Sep 10, 2016 17:46 IST

New Delhi, Sept.10 (ANI): Ace Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Saturday pulled out of the forthcoming Davis Cup tie against Spain, citing that he has been asked to rest his injured knee.

"Unfortunately I had to withdraw from the Davis Cup tie against Spain next week in Delhi. Have been asked to rest my knee for next 10 days," the 36-year-old posted on Instagram.

Young Sumit Nagal, who was named as a reserve in the side, has been named as Bopanna's replacement.

With the exception of Bopanna, India has retained the same squad fielded against South Korea in July- Ramkumar

Ramanathan, Saketh Myneni and Leander Paes-in the Davis Cup Group 1 contest.

Over the last two years, India has lost both the World Group play-off ties against Serbia and Czech Republic.

The World Group play off- tie will be played on the hard courts of RK Khanna tennis stadium in New Delhi from September 16-18. (ANI)