Spain to open Davis Cup without Nadal or Ferrer
No. 11-ranked Nicolas Almagro will lead Spain in the first-round match in Vancouver on Feb. 1-3.
Nadal hasn't played since June because of tendinitis in his left knee.
With Nadal out, Ferrer led the five-time champions to last year's final, where Spain lost to Czech Republic.
Canada will be led by 15th-ranked Milos Raonic.
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