Spain's 2013 Davis Cup hopes, already hit by Rafael Nadal's injury-hit absence, were dealt another blow on Saturday when world number five David Ferrer said he would skip the opening tie of the season against Canada.
Spain's David Ferrer eyes the ball before returning it to Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic during their Mubadala World Tennis Championship play-off match for third place in Abu Dhabi on December 29, 2012. Spain's 2013 Davis Cup hopes were dealt a blow when Ferrer said he would skip the opening tie of the season against Canada.
Ferrer's agent, Albert Molina, confirmed that the 30-year-old would sit out the February 1-3 World Group visit to Vancouver.
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