Nadal ready for Davis Cup battle

2011-08-04 19:37

Madrid - Rafael Nadal says he is available to play for Spain in the Davis Cup semi-finals against France.

The French Open champion says if captain Albert Costa calls on him for the September 16-18 series, "I'll be there."

Nadal missed Spain's quarter-final win over the United States as he recovered from the busy clay-court season and the Wimbledon final loss to top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

Nadal says he is fit and feeling well "or I wouldn't be on my way to Montreal" where he will play a Masters event.

Spain is looking for a third Davis Cup title in four years and a fourth since Nadal began regularly playing in 2004. France lost to Serbia in last year's final.

Cordoba's Plaza de Toros bullfighting arena will host the best-of-five semi-final series on clay.