SEVILLE, Spain – Fresh from helping Spain win its fifth Davis Cup, Rafael Nadal says he won't play in the event next year and will instead focus on defending his gold medal at the London Olympics.
Nadal rallied to beat Juan Martin del Potro 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (0) Sunday to give Spain a 3-1 series victory over Argentina and his third Davis Cup title since first winning it in 2004.
Nadal, who won gold in Beijing in 2008, says the 2012 Davis Cup is "impossible with it being an Olympic year."
The Olympic tennis event will be on grass at the All England Club, the site of Nadal's two Wimbledon titles.
The second-ranked Nadal says he still expects Spain to remain a Davis Cup title contender next year.