Johannesburg - A depleted and under-strength South African tennis squad was named on Thursday for the Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group One relegation tie against Russia.
Without him, South Africa is widely considered to have little chance of avoiding a drop to the third-tier Euro-Africa Group Two segment in the tie. It will be played from October 25 to 27 at the Palace of Army Sport in Moscow.
Russia have five players ranked in the world's top 100 to choose from: Mikhail Youzhny (21); Dmitry Tursunov (40); Nikolay Davydenko (46); Alex Bogomolov jun.(70) and Evgeny Donskoy (90).