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Americans disappointed by Nadal's absence

Rafael Nadal is alive and well at the Sony Ericsson Open. However, a foot injury was the reason Spain gave that will keep Nadal out of the Davis Cup quarterfinals against the United States.

Updated: March 27, 2007, 7:57 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Rafael Nadal kept playing at the Sony Ericsson Open, but he's scheduled a medical time-out for Davis Cup weekend, April 6-8, when Spain faces the U.S. team in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe said he had mixed feelings about Nadal's decision, which the Spanish team attributed to a foot injury.

"As a captain, part of you is happy because they're without their best player," he said. "But when I put on my hat ...

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